After completing the master plan, Ayers Saint Gross designed a campus inspired by the culture of region. The buildings are welcoming, human-scaled, and define a variety of open outdoor rooms that encourage interaction and recreation. In order to easily navigate through the campus and provide a distinctive overall look, each building’s size, scale, and aesthetic identify the activities and programs that occur in the building. Academic buildings have horizontal and vertical sun shade louvers, while civic buildings are recognizable by the metal fabricated screens that are a nod to geometries in Bahrain. A large perforated metal canopy that allows sunlight to filter into a large pedestrian plaza below, designates the student life area of campus. The surrounding buildings have large expanses of windows facing the plaza to facilitate visual connections between people inside and outside the buildings.
The American University of Bahrain is opening its doors in Sept 2019, promising a fresh new approach in program delivery, infrastructure development, and changing higher education in the country.
The American University of Bahrain promises a fresh new approach in program delivery, infrastructure development, and significantly changing the landscape of higher education in the country.