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ORA, Nursery of the Future
Dubai, UAE
Completed 2018
6500 sqft

“The biggest challenge facing education designers is that we’re preparing children for jobs that don’t yet exist”

Ora, the Nursery of the Future, has been guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It’s the latest addition to the Future Collection, the UAE Government’s suite of programs and initiatives focused on the UAE 2071 vision for innovation.

The design brief was to create a world-class learning experience that instils the habits of innovation and futurism that will stay with children for life. We designed a space where children would not just learn specific skills such as maths and reading, but would fall in love with learning itself. That meant designing a learning experience that’s playful, stimulating and social. Learning by doing is so much more powerful than a conventional lecture-style set up. For early years learning, there’s an added layer of responsibility, because you have to do all of this in a nurturing environment that makes the children feel safe, secure and happy.

Products / Vitra chairs and stools, Habitat UK, Boet Mitab stool, Steelcase, Wehrifritz, Inflate UK, Sleepi by OVO, Wildfire tee-pee, Maisondeux, Bubble Baby bed by Lana Agiyan, Stokke & Community Playthings.

Materials / Tarkett vinyl flooring, Kahrs wood flooring, Arte wallpaper and Dulux paint.

SHEERA HUB
BHARAT RESTAURANT
ROAR STUDIO
AUDITING FIRM
AL RAWI
AUS RESEARCH
AHEC COLLABORATION
SHEERA HUB
BHARAT RESTAURANT
ROAR STUDIO