The new Global Business School to operate in collaboration with Imperial College Business school (UK), Harvard Law School (USA) and Cornell University (USA) will open in 2020 and will set a new benchmark in business education within Saudi Arabia, attracting students from the Kingdom as well as internationally.
The design philosophy of GBS is in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 to develop a progressive, knowledge-based economy. The brief for Benoy was to design a new business school for both males and females in Jeddah, which would reflect the client Shababco’s ethos of promoting the youth and education, supported by gender inclusion and knowledge sharing in a creative environment, encouraging social engagement and innovation.
It was Benoy’s creative approach and ability to understand the commercial drivers that were pivotal to Shababco choosing Benoy as a design partner for the state-of-the-art educational institute. Situated in Jeddah, the project evokes Benoy’s dedication to create places that will inspire the users and have a positive impact on the wider community and environment.
Spread over an area of 31,336 sqm in total, the Global Business School will provide the core academic, executive education, administrative and faculty facilities over six levels. The larger south wing, will house a gym, sports area, auditorium, knowledge centre and student dining halls, supporting the core academic and executive accommodation. The north wing, with the smaller footprint and its own distinctive form, will house the innovation centre, faculty offices and teaching accommodation. Source and images Courtesy of Benoy.
Article by Marco Rinaldi