Kuwait University Master Plan
Kuwait University wishes to build a new campus to consolidate its facilities currently distributed in several locations across Kuwait City. DTAH, WZMH, and Moriyama & Teshima formed Canadian Consortium Architects to prepare a comprehensive plan for this new campus.
The campus master plan is conceived as a city on the banks of a river of landscape. Two linked campuses, one for men and the other for women, are separated by a wide palm forest over one km in length. The landscaped oasis will be used by faculty and graduate students for quiet contemplation. A dramatic water feature at its eastern end is designed to serve as a bio-remediation system to enhance the sustainable design of the new campus.
Each campus is organized along a Galleria, a grand, outdoor, weather protected, pedestrian street. Courtyards of differing scales and shapes open onto the Galleria, providing variety along the route. Pedestrian movement will be a network of climate-protected pedestrian pathways, which will allow students, faculty and staff to circulate throughout the campus.