International School Riyadh
site design | riyadh, saudi arabia
The new International School Riyadh is being designed as a model educational environment within the region, offering students extraordinary opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary/independent learning. Located on a 38-acre site, the K-12 campus landscape is based on symbolic interpretations of open space design that is characteristic of the region. The design concept includes a series of linked courtyards that showcase the "natural elements" of sun, metal, wood, earth, and shade through various interactive components that are educational as well as fun. The site design incorporates landscapes that showcase ecological principles within the harsh climatic conditions of Saudi Arabia through the use of native and adapted vegetation, and reuse of grey water for irrigation.