Nursery of the Future

  • area / size 6,500 sqft
  • Completed 2018
  • Roar was tasked with the design for the Nursery of the Future, a world-class learning experience for young children located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    Ora, the Nursery of the Future, has been guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It’s the latest addition to the Future Collection, the UAE Government’s suite of programs and initiatives focused on the UAE 2071 vision for innovation.

    The design brief was to create a world-class learning experience that instils the habits of innovation and futurism that will stay with children for life. We designed a space where children would not just learn specific skills such as maths and reading, but would fall in love with learning itself. That meant designing a learning experience that’s playful, stimulating and social. Learning by doing is so much more powerful than a conventional lecture-style set up. For early years learning, there’s an added layer of responsibility, because you have to do all of this in a nurturing environment that makes the children feel safe, secure and happy.

    Design Team: Pallavi Dean, Agata Kurzela and Christina Morgan
    Contractor: Cambridge Consultants
    Photography: PVA photography