SHEIKH MOHAMMAD BIN RASHID ACADEMY FOR ISLAMIC EDUCATION
Client: Dubai Properties
Location: Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Services Provided: Design Competition
Total Built-up Area: 50,000 sq.m
Construction Cost: US $ 70,000,000
Starting Date: 2006
Completion Date: 2006
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Academy for Islamic Education was inspired with the concept of knowledge based upon the two fundamental principles of unity and hierarchy, and enhancing a self-driven quality of learning by providing open spaces and contact with the vibrant elements of nature in an ecological symbiosis.
The design uniqueness stems from the two main spines adjoining the faculties, which emerge from the mosque and follow the sacred axis of the Qibla on one hand and the urban context on another. Consisting of two departments; the Department of Islamic studies and the Department of Law, the Academy’s faculties grow to embrace a system of informal learning spaces defining itself through the multitude of activities such as worship, communication and learning.