School Campus in the Middle East
First Prize

School Campus in the Middle East

First Prize

The terrain is formed by three hills that rise 20 meters above the level of the desert: the Al Hosn residence – a patio-house that takes inspiration from the Alhambra –, the campus with the student residence, and the teachers’ villa with the spiritual area.

Al Hosn is a courtyard residence with a tower-belvedere that opens to the east and extends as a covered platform with gardens and water features. The teachers’ villa, located to the east, includes one-story and two-story patio-houses.

The reinforced concrete takes on a tone close to that of the local topography by using the sand of the place. To the west, evoking the image of a carrier berthed in the desert, appear the students’ homes and the sports fields... [+]

Obra Work

School Campus in the Middle East

Arquitecto Architect

Eduardo Souto de Moura

Fecha del proyecto Date of the project


Cliente Client

Global Ideas LLC, Abu Dhabi

Equipo Team

Tiago Coelho, André Campos, Ricardo Prata, Manuel Vasconcelos, Pedro Guedes de Oliveira, Tiago Morais, Rita Lima, Ana Patrícia Sobral, Nuno Cordeiro, Joana Machado

Ingeniería Engineering


Maquetas Models

Manuel Gaspar

Imágenes 3D 3D images