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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School in Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait by AGi Architects

May 24th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: AGi Architects

The building for children should be created from the child’s point of view, where the design is set specifically to familiarize with their world. The design should also have the flexibility to evolve and grow simultaneously as the children themselves grow, laying the foundation of every form of learning in the future.

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  • Architects: AGi Architects
  • Project: BBS – Al Bayan Bilingual School
  • Location: Sabah Al Salem, Kuwait
  • Type: Mixed Use | 6000 sqm
  • Date: 2011
  • Condition: Competition 1st prize
  • Client: Private
  • Awards: MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012 – Commended “Mixed Use”,  International Property Awards (IPA) 2012 – 5 Stars Award Arabian Property Awards “Best Public Service Architecture”
  • Design Team: Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan, Salvador Cejudo
  • Architectural team: Lucía Sánchez Salmón, María Eugenia Díaz, Carmen Sagredo, Daniel Muñoz Medranda, Stefania Rendinelli, Marisa Ollero, Hanan Alkou

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The building will be developed and synchronized in two parallel scales: throughout the school and from within the classroom level. We intend to create spaces, corners and details that provide as much potential as possible to encourage children’s independent activities, communication, orientation, social interaction and aesthetics.

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A sparse environment of carefully chosen materials calls the child to work, concentrate and enjoy. Beauty, order, simplicity, reality and accessibility will be present all along the school in order to give freedom to work and move around with suitable guidelines that enable them to act as part of the social group.

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The building, with its elevated different levels joined by exempt ramps, will propitiate quality outdoor spaces in which the child will be safe, free to play and protected from weather and sun through shelters and shaded areas created by the building itself.

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We aim to not only dive deeply in understanding the children’s psychological, cognitive and emotional development, but also to celebrate the cultural context of the school.“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards…” Anatole France

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