American School of Dubai
Designed to be a model of best practices for sustainable design in the Middle East, the new campus for the American School of Dubai is set on a 27-acre site in the Al Barsha district of Dubai.
The school accommodates 1,600 students in a Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum. Organized along a series of linear garden spaces, nearly every classroom is designed to face either north or south to take optimal advantage of beneficial natural daylight. West and east exposures are all but eliminated. Walkways and courtyards open to cooling northerly afternoon breezes off of the Arabian Gulf.