The International Institute for Aerospace and Earth Sciences is a university for students from countries that are economically and/or technologically less developed than Western countries. Therefore the starting point for the design was to create a building in which students from different parts of the world would feel at home, in their new country.
The various functions are designed so that there is an enclosed courtyard. The courtyard, with water features and a variety of vegetation, creates a pleasant residential area. A sense of being home.