Education City hosts branches of some of the world's leading universities. This building - for liberal arts and science - is the first step of a masterplan for the expansion of its 2'500-acre campus. The design of the two-storey structure is based on three principles. 'Double roof/double wall' - responding to the extreme climate, the entire building is wrapped by a secondary skin of GRC panels. 'Mosaic' - an arrangement of internal atriums and external courtyards evokes the mosaic-like layout of a typical Islamic city. 'Geometric pattern' - a quasi-crystal pattern, based on 90, 60 and 30 degree parallelograms, is used for the facade and aluminium shades.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture