Wonder Years Nursery-2

Area : 9719 sqm
Location : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Status : Completed
Team : Shridhar Rao, Shikha Doogar

 To maximize the potential of the site, r+d studio envisioned twelve classrooms strung around a common central space that facilitates learning beyond the physical boundaries of classrooms. A central court is designed as the soul of the nursery, bringing the children together in a hub of programs, such as an art zone, a gymnasium, a role play area and an open courtyard.

The main concept behind the planning of the nursery was to design a space that blurs the indoors and outdoors with the learning environment such that the built environment stimulates and aids in development of the students and their cognitive skills. By creating multiple uses of the same spaces, the teachers and the students are able to define the complex relationship that transpires between ‘space’ and it’s ‘use’. Through the uses and events that conspire within the nursery, the design can, and will evolve into a type of its own that is tangible and corporeal to uninhibited learning.