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Family Development Foundation


The design of the 3 new branches of the Family Development Foundation contains a very articulated project program, with two different models to be arranged in three different sites. The courtyard is the main element of the design for all of the 3 sites. It is a space open towards the sky and it is always been considered to be a symbol of protection, tranquility and a perfect space to develop relationships between people. In order to give also a meaning to the project from an historical point of view, our design team proposed buildings that are reminiscent of the history of the original settlements of Abu Dhabi, but interpreted in a contemporary way. The mashrabiya has been used with the function both of protecting from solar irradiation but also of preserving the confidentiality of people who use the internal spaces.

  • PROJECT: M+N Architecture
  • LOCATION: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE), Ghayathi, Madinat Zayed, Sweihan
  • CLIENT: Family Development Foundation
  • YEAR: 2012
  • PERFORMED SERVICES:¬† Preliminary Design
  • IN COLLABORATION WITH:¬†Altorath Consulting Engineers


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