Course Description The course examines the new Zayed University campus in Abu Dhabi, an architectural complex of great significance that combines the highest international academic goals with local cultural traditions. An introductory text, numerous images, technical drawings, and construction details with explanatory legends present information about the design methods that led, through a consistent architectural language, to create this highly iconic complex.
Learning Objectives After reading this article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Identify in the detailed analysis of a large project how special requirements stemming from strong local cultural traditions are met through the special arrangement of rooms and pathways.
Explain, using the construction details, the technologies used to build the project and the materials used in its cladding and structure relative to environmental conditions.
Discuss how the different functions of the building are distributed according to lines that delineate its spaces.
Analyze the design process and interdisciplinary study that made it possible to produce its unusual architectural form.