Ghernata Day Care Center, Kuwait

This unique healthcare project was created for special needs students who have physical, emotional and behavioral disorders associated with mental retardation. The daycare center, with 13,500 sq. m, is built on a plot of 15,000 sq. m. It has a 40% footprint for two floors and a partial basement. The design vision was to develop an educational environment in which students can live partially independently; a simple circulation design facilitates uncomplicated internal movement. This enables students to move around the building unsupervised, thereby increasing confidence and self-esteem.