Perkins Eastman | PAAET: Technology Business Healthcare And Education Complex

PAAET: Technology, Business, Healthcare and Education Complex

Al Jahra, Kuwait
Perkins Eastman has provided conceptual design services for a new Technology, Business, Healthcare and Education Complex Project for The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) in Kuwait. The campus at Jahra Governate, west of Kuwait City, will serve approximately 12,000 students at Jahra Governorate.

Our approach for the new campus emphasizes three perspectives—of people, purpose, and place—the interaction of which will distinguish this campus from other leading international universities.

A successful campus design begins with people. It must be in concert with the cultural heritage and values of Kuwait and provide a state-of-the-art academic and university life experience while also providing the skills students need to serve the current and future workforce demands in Kuwait. The design of this campus must be of its place, and our starting point for this is Kuwait’s climate. We believe in properly siting and designing our buildings (including material selection) in a sustainable manner that does not heavily rely on advanced and energy-intensive technical measures.