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Heriot Watt University


Location Client Completion
Dubai, UAE Heriot Watt University 2021

Project details

Located in Dubai’s Knowledge Park, the new 218,000 sqft Heriot-Watt University campus will serve nearly 4,000 students - representing 105 nationalities from around the world - seeking research-informed, industry-focused, British education of the highest standard in the UAE.

The repurposed office building has been designed by our Glasgow studio to reflect the University’s roots in Edinburgh and references influences from Middle East culture and design. We applied biophilic design principles to enhance a calmness and sense of wellbeing for the students and staff. Our MENA studio team then led the detailed design proposals and managed construction supervision through to completion.

The state-of-the-art facility, which creates a place of creativity, teamwork, entrepreneurial thinking and productivity, is designed to appeal to a young audience through modernity and a level of clean sophistication whilst reflecting the university’s 200-year legacy.

Integrated services

architecture, acoustics, interior design, lighting, wayfinding