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The Sustainable School

Building, Dubai Sustainable City, DubaiLand, Dubai
The Sustainable School Key Information
Location type
Building type
Low-rise building
Companies Associated with The Sustainable School
  • The Sustainable School is a 10,000m² building designed by Danish architects CEBRA and landscape architects SLA.

  • The project, in Dubai’s Sustainable City, aims at rethinking teaching and learning environments in a sustainable way. By creating an alternative to the often very dense and air-conditioned school buildings that are predominant in hot climates the students are encouraged to stay and learn as much outside as inside. The school takes advantage of the warm climate and moves many of its functions away from artificially air-conditioned rooms and out in a naturally cooled environment.

  • At the school the students go directly from the classrooms into open learning landscapes with diverse greenery, cooling wind towers and shaded outdoor spaces, which ensure a pleasant climate for all school activities.

  • The local climate and vegetation constitute active design parameters that both shape the physical environment of the school and form an essential part in teaching activities.

  • At ground level the building’s transparent structure opens towards the surrounding Sustainable City. The city is based on a holistic way of sustainable thinking. For instance, the city minimises the use of motorised traffic, treats and reuses all wastewater and produces more energy than it uses from solar panels. In addition, a green corridor runs through the entire city while bio domes are used for urban farming. The vegetation of the city continues onto the school grounds, into the school itself and up the facades. The students actively contribute to this green landscape by growing their own gardens and crops. This transition between landscape, school and city creates a diverse learning environment, in which the students gain hands-on experience with sustainability, technology and biodiversity in the context of the surrounding city and society – a school that reflects the outside world inside the school.

  • Construction began in 2015 and is continuing. Completion is scheduled for September 2017 in time for the new school year.

Proximity to landmarks
Dubai Mall
25 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
21 mins drive
The Walk JBR
26 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
22 mins drive
La Mer
32 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
21 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
27 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
30 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
24 mins drive

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