UAE’s Capital College introduces new spatial design changes
UAE’s Capital College introduces new spatial design changes to its campus that are aimed to further enhance student experience and their safety. The college unveiled its reception area with interactive design elements while adhering to the social distancing protocols. Through this revamp, the college is set to welcome students who have opted for on-campus or blended modes of learning where the authorities will take the highest measures to keep the students safe while not compromising on their experience.
Over the last few months, the college had briefed the current interior design students of Capital College to present their ideas for the campus revamp. The brief was to ideate trending and interactive designs that can be potentially replicated by the college. Out of the numerous pitches by the students, one team’s design was successfully implemented and funded by the College. The purpose behind this exercise was to involve students in real-time projects, making them job-ready both theoretically and professionally. Students of the design programs are given numerous opportunities where they can share their creative ideas and pitch to industry experts and renowned design corporations, opening avenues to kickstart their career in this highly-competitive sector.
It is interesting to note that the entire revamp effort from conceptualisation to completion was done by the interior design students at Capital College studying for their London College of Arts Interior Design program.
In the reception or lobby section, the students have executed a unique wall with ‘Capital College’ glowing even in the dark while the rest of characters represent a puzzle that reads “I want to make history so I joined Capital, my fav college. I am on my path to make history” This gives an interactive touch to the potential students who visit the campus. Apart from these, the college has procured special material that can be easily maintained and sanitised considering the coronavirus outbreak.
Commenting on these new changes Dr Vikas Nand Kumar Batheja, co-founder & director, Capital College says “We are extremely proud of the ideas and work displayed by our talented students on interior design. They have truly set a high standard for Capital and their professionalism, creativity and design is commendable. This has been a great exercise for us to involve students in our projects which not just gives them a platform to ideate but gives the campus a fresh look and perspective.”