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Financial Academy

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Financial Academy

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2014
Middle East, confidential
272,090 sf | 25,278 sm
Business School
architecture, interiors
Sited at the nexus of converging routes, the Academy leverages history in a hub of commerce. Transparent ‘mixing spaces’ catalyze innovation, promoting interaction—of faculty, students, executives, and entrepreneurs. Spanning a pedestrian street, the Academy forms a microclimate oasis; its crystalline form extends to form urban linkages. Its lightweight shade lattice is tuned to orientation, and reveals an active program, with café and meeting terraces under the flying roof. In collaboration with ZGF Architects