The Team

Team Organisation and Goals

Students coming from Bordeaux University, Arts et Métiers School (ENSAM), Architecture and Landscape school of Bordeaux (ENSAPBx), An-Najah National University  Palestine) and Amity University (Dubaï), work together on the BaityKool project.

Our main focus is to conceive a multifamily dwelling evolving with his inhabitants, and being able to respond to oriental traditional way of life as well as the newcomer’s ones, especially in Dubai.

The team has been divided into four groups involving  students from different formations (energetic systems, constructive systems and materials, intern systems and comfort, and finally architecture) and a communication  group. Each group works during weekly workshops and additional sessions, and referent students regularly meet to share and bring together the progress of the  project.

The strength of BaityKool is our multidisciplinarity, which brings us a variety of opinions and skills, but also the team’s cultural mixing orient and occident. We consider  he Solar Decathlon as a real architectural adventure as well as a personal one, with three notions that guide us through our reflexion :

  • the respect of others, their ideas and the way they live
  • the harmony that leads the team and that we want to confer to our dwelling
  • the humbleness we learn from the oriental art of life in Middle East

The goal of BaityKool is to support the ambition of a green city for Dubai in 2030.

Amity University

Uniting 125,00 students for over more than 20 years on different campuses in the world such as Dubai, London, Singapore, New York, Amity University is specialized in science and technology innovation.


An-Najah University

An-Najah was established in 1918, it’s the largest University in Palestine, and is home to 13 faculties. It educates over 22,000 students from Palestine and abroad. The Faculty of Engineering & IT represented by 6 students in the BaityKool team was established in 1979.



The ENSAM is a “Grande Ecole d’Ingénieurs”. It has trained more than 85,000 engineers since its creation in 1780 by the Duke of La Rochefoucauld Liancourt.  ENSAM’s main mission is the initial training of general engineers in the disciplines of mechanical engineering, energy engineering and industrial engineering. It is represented by 7 students.



The ENSAPBx is a school of architecture and landscape stems from the School of Fine Arts. It trains architects, planners and landscapers of tomorrow. Indeed, the  school has the particularity of being oriented towards an urban and landscape vision of the city. Among its 1020 students, 17 are part of the BaityKool team and bring  their spatial sensitivity to the project.



NOBATEK is a private technology center. Its activities include applied research and innovating services prestations concerning sustainable planning and construction.It’s a pluridisciplinar team which intervenes with building and public works enterprise, materials productors, industrials, public or private owner, promoter, architects, design offices or collectivities.


Bordeaux University

For 575 years, the University of Bordeaux has cultivated the universal values that have built its reputation: humanism, demand, creativity and diversity. The school of encyclopedic knowledge has evolved over time into a multidisciplinary university. It’s represented by 4 master degree students before the team integrates DUT and Professional Licence students in 2017.