Renderings of the forthcoming Global Business School in Jeddah have been published online, depicting a massive building that will serve as a modern campus for the educational institution in Saudi Arabia’s second largest city.
The new business school, which will have both Saudi and international students, is expected to open in 2020 and will operate in collaboration with the UK’s Imperial College Business School, US-based Harvard Law School and Cornell University, according to mysalaam.com.
Design firm Benoy, a multi-award winning international architecture, masterplanning, interior and graphic design firm, boasts many completed modern designs in China, the UAE, and elsewhere. In Saudi Arabia, the firm is the master designer for the Tahlia Street project in Riyadh, which is currently under construction.
“Benoy’s design evokes the open character of the faculty and supports gender and cultural equality with no hierarchy or physical boundaries. The Global Business School has brought world’s top universities to the door steps of the Kingdom and is making a contribution towards Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia,” Engr. Sobhi Batterjee, Chairman of GBS, said in the Saudi Gazette.
Spread over an area of 31,336 sqm in total, the Global Business School will provide the core academic, executive education, administrative and faculty facilities over six levels. The larger South wing, will house a gym, sports arena, auditorium, knowledge center and student dining halls, supporting the core academic and executive accommodation. The North wing, with the smaller footprint and its own distinctive form, will house the innovation center, faculty offices and teaching accommodation, the Saudi Gazette reports.