The Sheik Zayed Private Academy for boys is designed to support different learning styles and 21st- century educational skills. Rosan Bosch Studio has transformed the school into a varied learning environment that stimulates each student’s individual needs and evokes a sense of pride and belonging.
The design supports, develops and engages each student, comprising different areas for knowledge sharing, inspiration and personal challenge. Sports and movement are recognised as integral parts of the educational process and generous space for these disciplines has been built into the indoor learning environment. The design combines organised educational spaces with informal educational spaces outside the classroom, thereby extending the learning experience throughout the school.
The design refers to the local cultural heritage, with strong visual effects created throughout the school. It draws on references to the desert and natural resources, such as the water channels that have been crucial to life in the region. Artistic graphic design and orientation unfold in the academy with references to the local history and subjects such as mathematics, language and geography.