Four Educational Prototypes by AGi architects

Educational Prototypes

The proposal is part of the promotion of the values of Kuwait’s Plan 2035 and sets out a comprehensive strategy for the design and construction of educational facilities throughout the country.

By proposing new environments for exploration and learning, in which the environment is protected, health and activities are promoted, relying on civic participation. Since tomorrow citizen is today’s student. We therefore establish a comprehensive strategy for the design and construction of educational facilities throughout Kuwait.

A careful review of the new neighborhoods being established by the Public Housing Authority (PAHW), which clearly shows that there are a variety of plots that differ in terms of size, dimensions and orientation in the different school divisions.

This ambiguity at the site means that a prototypical approach cannot be used. Instead, we propose an adaptable system that can be modified with a flexible component scheme. The project consists of an adaptable and replicable system combining pre-school, primary, secondary and higher education in a single proposal.

This is done through the creation of a series of flexible spaces, which encourage creativity, exploration, play and the desire of students to learn, creating links and helping teachers to manage the classroom and develop their competencies. This is carried out by the construction of an opaque base that opens to different patios inside.

These are dimensioned and grouped according to the dimensions of the site of implantation and which reflect common uses. On this is a cover that is adapted to the specific programs of the upper floors of each of the centers. Source by AGi architects.

  • Location: Kuwait
  • Architect: AGi architects
  • Main Architect: Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea
  • Competition Project Team: Cristina Araujo, Antonio Villodres, Ignacio Bergamín
  • Client: Ministry of Education
  • Area: 18,000 m2
  • Year: 2019
  • Images: Courtesy of AGi architects

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