Marine Science Center

Programming and design for new academic marine science and research laboratory in Kuwait

Cambridge Seven Associates, in association with Gulf Consult, designed the new Marine Science Center at Fintas, a unique undergraduate teaching and research facility for Kuwait University's Marine Science Program. The building, designed as an independent campus on the coast, features three distinctive elements: a laboratory wing; an administrative and classroom wing; and connecting lobby space for student gatherings and exhibits, supported by a marine/harbor facility for nine research boats. The Marine Science Center provides students and faculty with modern, flexible research spaces, while the clustering of office and common spaces promotes interaction and creates a sense of community.