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New ASD Campus

In July 2019, construction began on a new campus in the up-and-coming area of Aziziyah, about 25 km south of our current campus. With a completed move-in date of January 2022, we will sit shoulder to shoulder with our sister school, British School Dhahran (BSD), on the new purpose-built campus.

Designed by the award-winning architectural firm of Godwin Austen Johnson, the new campus won a special award in the Cityscape Intelligence KSA Awards in March 2021. It caught the judges’ attention for its balance between architecture and environment and the ability to blend design with the practical needs of the 21st century learner.

Built over an area of 70,000 square meters, the design incorporates the latest aspects of modern day design with state-of-the-art features. It offers plenty of natural light with a number of breakout learning spaces, exceptional sports facilities and two libraries.

The new campus will complement the outstanding quality of instruction on which we have built an international reputation for nearly 60 years. It will also provide opportunities to offer new programs and deepen existing ones.

Key new campus features include:

GENERAL

  • Enhanced security with an integrated building management system (BMS) that integrates all security items including fire protection, CCTV mapping, regulated access control and security equipment (e.g., road blocks, turnstiles, scanners, X-ray machines)

  • State-of-the-art science labs and computer rooms

  • Music room with designated recording/practice rooms

  • Senior library

  • Junior library - open concept with easy access from the classrooms

  • Amphitheatre which can double as an assembly and performance area

  • Drama blackbox room

  • Purpose-built playground areas with modern equipment

  • Cafeteria that opens to outdoor eating area with direct view of the sports field

  • Various blended learning hubs and breakout spaces for small group learning

  • Early years private outdoor play area with direct classroom access for ease of indoor/outdoor learning

  • Multipurpose hall with built-in grandstand, pull out bleachers and sound system

 

ATHLETIC

  • Multipurpose hall which can be used as a full size basketball court, 2 practice basketball courts, 3 volleyball courts and 4 badminton courts

  • 25 meter swimming pool, 6 lanes, with regulated timers and tiered outdoor seating for spectators, covered year round

  • Learner’s pool for beginner swimmers and younger students

  • Astroturf sports field equivalent to two full size FIFA soccer pitches

  • 110 meter running track and long jump pit

  • Aerobics room

  • Weight training room

  • MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) with specialized polyurethane surface which includes 2 basketball courts, 3 volleyball courts and 2 tennis courts

  • 2 external basketball courts, shaded

 

OTHER

  • Enhanced air quality and energy efficient features

  • Soundproofed ceilings

  • Water fountains with built-in filtration systems

  • Oversized white boards in every classroom

  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable materials used throughout