Al Jamea tus Saifiyah, Nairobi, Kenya

The key aspects of Fatemi education are β€œto listen diligently, remember, act in conformance, and propagate it.” The campus is conceived as a vibrant city that allows diverse routine, empirical, and spiritual learning opportunities and continuous environment to act in conformance with the acquired knowledge. We approached the Nairobi Jamea at three scales:

  1. The larger scale, which is the holistic treatment of spatial organization of voids and buildings, functions, circulation, and infrastructure;
  2. The middle scale of the site plan, which describes how the buildings and various spaces are organized; and
  3. The smaller scale of human landscape -- this is the city as the students and faculty members who will use the city space experience it daily at eye level. At this scale we worked with the 5km/hr architecture framework where the scale, senses, and dimensions are designed for human comfort.

"On behalf of the Fatemi community I wish to thank you and your fellow team members for your outstanding work toward the realization of our new campus in Nairobi. Your creative plans and building designs were extremely valuable in educating us regarding the site and its environment, functional relationships, traditional and contemporary building designs, outdoor spaces, appropriate imagery, and many other qualities. We will always be indebted to you for your planning and design efforts in this project."

Badruljamali Dr. Y. Najmuddin Saheb

Assistant to the Rectors, Al Jamea tus Saifiyah