Khalifa University Extension Phase 01

Fostering interactive learning

The Project

The design for Khalifa University’s Science, Technology & Research campus extension seeks to redefine learning experiences by introducing a more collaborative and interactive environment. Instead of providing functional corridor spaces, the creative spine is turned into an open and interconnected social space to foster greater exchange of ideas.

The Challenge

Supporting another 3,000 students, with additional cutting edge facilities, efforts were focused on detailed circulation planning for seamless connections throughout. Public plazas, courtyards and sky gardens were also carved out for greater public interactions, encouraging the growth of a vibrant learning community.

The extension will house Abu Dhabi’s first Medical School


Middle East Interior Design and Architecture Awards Best Cultural, Institutional and Educational Project

World Architecture Festival Awards (Shortlisted)

At A Glance

Area: 169,630 m2

Location: Al Saada Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Completion: 2015

Khalifa University

In Association with:
Elite Design & Engineering Consultancy

Scope of Work:
Architectural, Interior