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In pictures: Khalifa University’s new extension by RSP

In pictures: Khalifa University’s new extension by RSP

Abu Dhabi, Education design, Khalifa university, RSP

RSP has recently completed the multi-structure extension of Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University, which features a double-skin facade, atriums and break out spaces.

Inspired by student energy, the extension’s design reflects the centre’s vision forward and consists of four educational buildings that incorporate medical and engineering facilities, classrooms, a student hub, sports amenities, library, lecture hall and auditorium. The extension also boasts a six-level car park that stretches across the backside.

DesignMENA recently reported on the architecture of the university, and below are more photos of the newly designed institution, courtesy of Abu Dhabi-based photographer Grace Guino.


The arrival area of the extension


The facade’s double layer diffuses sunlight and features a pattern inspired by the school logo


A bridge connects the new buildings to the old


The Student Spine meanders through the space and connects all of the extension’s buildings together


The atrium in the Student Hub


Inside the Student Hub


The extension welcomes sunlight through various atriums


Throughout, sound-absorbent walls buffer loud noise and prevent different areas from affecting one another


Break out spaces populate the interior and allow for informal meeting areas for students and faculty alike


An outdoor breakout space

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