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BDP begins work on Dubai schools

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BDP’s London and Abu Dhabi studios are working on new buildings for a prestigious primary and secondary school in Dubai

The AJ100 practice has been commissioned to relocate Jumeirah College to Al Khail Road.

The £28million project will provide additional facilities for 2,300 students and a showcase school for charitable organisation GEMS Education.

Jumeirah College’s new complex will contain three schools for foundation, primary and secondary pupils.

These will be set around the main shared spaces, including a 600-seat auditorium, administrative areas and a dining area overlooking sports fields and facilities.

The sports complex will consist of two swimming pools, a gymnasium and training facilities.

The overall site area is 42,500 sq m, and the gross floor area of the three-storey school is 30,000 sq m.

BDP project director Wayne Head said: ‘This commission provides an exciting opportunity to create fantastic new facilities for this well-established school.

‘The buildings are designed to reduce the solar gain of direct midday sunlight which can reach 50°C.

BDP Jumeirah College

‘They each look onto palm-filled courtyards, which bring light, fresh air and planting into the core building wings.

‘As well as the planting, a series of fins set to the front helps to shade the buildings and are coloured in the seven sands of the Emirates.’

Completion of the foundation and secondary school buildings is expected in September 2013.

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