College of Life Sciences

Kuwait University - Kuwait

The College for Life Sciences (CLS) houses five major departments. Featuring laboratories, classrooms, lecture rooms, exhibit hall, an administrative office suite, faculty offices, prayer rooms and a Food Production Demonstration Facility, the college will serve 3,000 students on both the male and female campuses. The design is centered on the themes of “art” and “environment” which act as common threads linking departments together. Natural daylighting, ventilation and the incorporation of sustainable building materials create a healthy and living environment. This design is a bold architectural statement with centralized atria as the heart of the college under a large overhanging roof. It is cloaked with a sloped, diaphanous skin made up of desert-colored triangular perforated metal panels designed to filter natural daylight and to shade the interior from the harsh sun. The project is designed to attain LEED Silver certification.