One of the key considerations when designing this building was the orientation, as east- and west-facing buildings are at a disadvantage in this region. The building was oriented to the north, with large overhangs creating longitudinal terraces on the upper floor to protect it from direct exposure to the sun.
The building has two floors. The ground floor contains the common areas, while the upper floors house the bedrooms.
An interior courtyard illuminates the circulation areas and enables the dual cross ventilation which is so important in this climate. The doors and windows in the interior courtyard feature specially designed carpentry incorporating wooden benches.
The building’s façade was clad with porcelain panels to facilitate cleaning, as sandstorms are common at certain times of year.