Dubai International Academy
Location: Emirates Hills, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Status: Completed, February, 2006 | Built Up Area: 218,700 ft² | Market Sector: Education
Services Provided: Architectural Design, Civil Engineering, Construction Supervision, Infrastructure, MEP Design
Dubai International Academy is a private, full-scale K-12 school campus located in between the Barsha Heights and The Lakes neighborhoods. The school is designed in a minimalist architectural fashion, with faint hints of a Mediterranean influence in the corniches, forms, and details. The school form is created in a centralized and symmetrical formation and begins with the main entrance, leading students into the main administrative facilities. The entry and lobby guide students to the centralized corridors that run across the entire campus. Along these corridors, pockets of communal student spaces break up the continuous lines of classrooms. The facility offers extensive amenities including assembly halls, dining halls, a variety of sports courts and sports lawn. The school and its facility were a benchmark in private education for Dubai in its early years of being completed.