Before the intervention, the school was composed of three different volumes arranged in the middle of the plot, defining two open spaces that were difficult to use, one characterised by a strong slope and the other by the road.
The project became a means of defining the borders of the site, consolidating the front towards the road both from a security and from a compositional point of view. A large, sheltered central area has been integrated, improving usability and also connecting the three volumes of the project aesthetically, redefining the centre of the complex.Taking into consideration the theme of split stones and dry constructions that characterise the area, the new school project of Al Jabal is developed with a system of stone gabions each measuring 80 x 80 x 80 cm.
The solid aesthetics of the square stone walls are strongly connected to the colour scheme and the features of the landscape, as well as being an optimal passive system for regulating the temperatures in such a climate.
The tectonic value of the architecture is emphasised by minimising the vertical openings of the walls and meeting the lighting and air quality requirements through the use of skylights.