SWISS INTERNATIONAL scientific SCHOOL
“This progressive school adjacent to the newly opened Water Canal in Dubai's DHCC area features a series of varied external play areas for children from 3 years to 18 years old. desert INK's innovative approach utilises robust, natural play elements protected by a dense canopy of shade trees, evoking elements of Switzerland's natural landscapes. ”
Size: 14.200 SQ/M. Client: SISD. Lead Architect: U+A. Completion Date: Q3 2018
SUSTAINABILITY PAVILION EXPO 2020
“desert INK were sought by lead architects Grimshaw, New York, and exhibition designers Eden Project to bring their unique creativity and local knowledge to this pioneering project set to lead the way for worldwide sustainable development practices. The landscape design showcases native and adapted plants draped over roof decks which consume a fraction of the resources typically required by soft landscape in the region. Hard landscape materials employed in the landscape are either locally sourced, or feature high recycled content, while desert INK’s intelligent irrigation system applies water only when it is needed. ”
Size: 21,167 SQ/M. Client: EXPO. Lead Architect: Grimshaw Architects. Expected Completion Date: Q3 2019
“This long-standing Dubai institution commissioned desert INK to provide a fresh approach to the substantial courtyard spaces between existing and newly-constructed buildings. With a 11-18 student age range, the external spaces provide a multitude of gathering niches for hanging out and external lessons.”
Size: 3,000 SQ/M. Client: Dubai College. Lead Architect: GAJ. Expected Completion Date: Q4 2017.