Fawsec Campus presents an ideal case for developing public space strategies that have been investigated by AGi Architects in the last few years for Kuwait and the MENA region. As a result of the extreme climate conditions and conflicting cultural reservations regarding the notion and the use of public spaces, the design of public spaces is a challenging and controversial concept to work with. In light of the challenges faced, we worked to design a mid-rise building where a dense development would provide the best thermal conditions for the apartments and the exterior shaded areas. These buildings are modelled using playful volumetric variations introducing an urban scale to the complex on the exterior, and a sense of community inside. The long interior courtyard is split into different levels, where various open spaces contain sport and leisure areas. Open areas situated between the blocks and dwelling spaces are treated as interior educational collective spaces, where the whole community can profit from the surrounding individual knowledge. The living units in the buildings are mainly one-bedroom apartments for temporary lodging and short term residency.
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