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Immersive learning

Al Maha Campus : Doha

How do you provide an interactive, engaging but personalised learning experience to more than 4240 pupils – on one enormous site? Our experiential design strategy for the Al Maha Campus developed a concept that engages learners at every corner of the expansive new facility.

The scale of the Al Maha Campus project is vast: a complete new build, comprising four buildings, a 640 pupil kindergarten, a boys and girls school each hosting 1800 pupils, and 60 apartments for staff accommodation. Space Zero are responsible for the entire interior design, and for the definition of proposed products.
Creating a design for each separate age group, we created an experiential strategy from which we developed a concept for kindergarten, primary and secondary ages. Soft curved lines and waves are used throughout the kindergarten area, with cleaner lines introduced for primary and a geometric design for secondary. Large library spaces, indoor play areas and corridors doubling as spacious break out zones enhance learning and development opportunities across the campus.

Sensory and immersive learning is enhanced with interactive elements designed by Space Zero; harp walls, herb-scented walls and story time pods, which can be used by individuals or groups of learners. One of the key benefits of the design is that teaching is not restricted to classrooms; there are flexible teaching spaces within corridors and libraries.
Even at great scale, there’s no excuse for overlooking the tiny details that keep children immersed in their learning journey.