Dorsch School Project wins the the Sustainability Award in the 2020 Middle East Consultants Awards
Dorsch Middle East architects have won the Award "Sustainable Project of the Year" in the 2020 Middle East Consultant Awards with the Project LLFP Meydan School.
This outstanding award could be achieved competing against RMJM for the Gate Avenue project. Details about the winners can be found HERE.
Project: LLFP Meydan School
Size: 23,200 sqm
Location: Dubai, UAE
Construction Cost: AED 146 Million
Status: Under construction to be completed by July 2021
Scope: Full Engineering package
Design Team: Bassel Omara, Ahmed Aglan, Ixara Tapales, Haridas Narvikar (Ex-Dorsch Employee), Ahmed Yasser (Ex-Dorsch Employee)
The Project is a construction of Le Lycée Libanais Francophone Privé School's new premises located at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City within District 11, plot #6453286 at Wadi Al Safa 3, Dubai with a total plot area of 35,686.77 m2 under the Meydan Group – L.L.C. development. The school aims to facilitate 1,900 to 2,500 students following the French educational system through various buildings with a maximum allocated Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 35,686.77 m2 and consists of the following; Administration Building (3 levels), Sports Building (2 levels), Cycle 1 Building (1 level), Cycle 2&3 Building (3 levels), Cycle 4 Building (3 levels), Cycle 5 Building (3 levels), Cycle 5 Building (3 levels) and 2x Service Blocks (1 level). The forthcoming expansion has been considered to give higher flexibility in the future.
The building must have an iconic element that sets it apart from surrounding buildings especially the adjacent School giving it a unique identity. The design shall have a warm and welcoming feel for the users and visitors.
Simple masses and blocks creating a visual harmony with the open spaces in between masses. The interior design will follow a modest approach to create a calm environment for learning.
The design must be climate-responsive and energy-efficient with well-shaded open spaces. It should address both elements - operational and structural embodied energy constituting energy-efficient materials.
The building must be designed by accommodating all the functions of a modern international school and create a safe environment for children to grow and learn. The connections between the different functions of the school should be well handled.
In a school special care needs to be taken when designing the spaces outside the classroom as well where children learn to play and communicate. Ample space for extracurricular activities must be thought of as well as sports facilities.
Words from the Client:
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.
In the presence of Dr. Abdulla AL KARAM, President and CEO of KHDA, of Mr. Mohamad DARWISH, Executive Director of standards and regulations at KHDA, of Mrs. Raja RABIA, Consul General of France in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, of Mrs. Sabine SCIORTINO, First Counselor, representing Mr. Ludovic POUILLE, Ambassador of France to the State of the United Arab Emirates, of Mr. Assaf DOUMIT, Consul General of Lebanon in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, of Mr. Varouj NERGUIZIAN, Chairman of the Board of Directors of LLFP, of Ms. Anita NAMMOUR, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of LLFP, members of the Board of Directors and investors, the management team, the Committee parents, the Staff Committee, teachers and Dorsch Gruppe, the cornerstone of the new establishment of the Lycée Libanais Francophone Privé, was laid at MEYDAN. This modern and green establishment, at the disposal of the Lebanese and French-speaking youth of Dubai, will continue to train in excellence the leaders of tomorrow.
Mr. Varouj Nerguizian
Chairman of the Board of Directors of LLFP
“The concept of the school has been put on paper by an award-winning architect and we are very proud to be associated with Mr. Bassel Omara. We worked together relentlessly for more than 8 months. Thank you for an outstanding concept and design.”