The British International School (BISAK)
Creating stimulating library interiors for new British International School
The British International School (BISAK), Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia has now moved into its 20 million SAR state of the art campus. CES Holdings, suppliers of educational resources to international schools chose Demco Interiors to work on the interior design and installation of the school’s primary and secondary school libraries. Design and Technology workshops and Art rooms were installed by Demco sister company, Technology Supplies Ltd.
BISAK is a not for profit school, supported by the community and British Embassy. Demco designed and installed these two stimulating interiors to support the British Curriculum and inspire learning.
All furnishings, including Demco’s Cantilibra steel library shelving, are manufactured in the UK and meet British and European standards.
The Ground Floor Primary School Library – is a multi use space with subtle zoning to accommodate to encourage different ways of learning. Bright and colourful furnishings including white clad shelving with built in seats space planned to create a zoned book focused space.
Flower mounted tables add a touch of nature with neat circular stools colour matched to the shelving. The ever popular Amphitheatre styled tiered seating is accompanied by a curved kinderbox unit with integrated seating for kids to easily access books and sit and read.
Digital access includes wall fixed computer benching with cable management and low level lime green seating.
Secondary School First Floor library – is an adult styled learning space designed to prepare students for study beyond school.
The purple steel library shelving with colour end of bay display units and contrasting integrated seating is designed with castors for added flexibility. Large sofas create a casual space for students to relax and / or use laptops or mobile phones.
The flexible and funky, large format, distinctive Relic bench tables with oak, antique sawn tops are great for individual or collaborate work. Together with fully integrated and concealed cable management and matched with low level co-ordinating stools the look is ‘modern rustic’ with a back to nature look and feel.
The ‘Hide’ high back static, acoustic chair is a sure winner with students and provides a little bit of private space. Wall fixed benching with built in cable management and power options completes this student friendly library.
The project was installed by Demco’s own installation team and their product knowledge and installation experience meant both libraries interiors were installed smoothly and efficiently. Combined with smart project management, agile logistics and collaboration across all touch points the two libraries were installed on time to the delight of everyone involved.