Al Batinah International School, Sohar, Oman

Project Description

Fielding Nair International (FNI) has finished the master plan and is currently developing the design for Al Batinah International School’s expansion from 150 K-12 students in two phases to create an ecologically sustainable yet verdant campus with a village-like feel for 1100 Expatriate and Omani students that prepares them for the challenges of the 21st Century. Their school is a 1:1 ipad school in which learners move seamlessly from one learning modality to another. The design is a response to the school’s wishes for learning spaces that are flexible enough to be re-purposed from year to year for students at different levels on the path of the continuum of learning. It is also a response to the leadership’s wish to create a campus in which the whole environment is a learning landscape that makes learning real and relevant to students and raises their awareness of today’s environmental issues and how they can make a difference for the future. Omani & Expatriate Learning Communities are housed in prototype buildings that respond to their different educational needs. Both communities will share the Grade 11-12 building, Da Vinci Arts & Science Center, Amphitheater and all Sports Facilities and play areas.

Project Location

Sohar, Oman

Student Strength

800

Site Area

15 acres

Total Constructed Area

150,000 sq ft

Curriculum

IB

Completion Date

2013