Capital Smart City Islamabad to Host the First-Ever Smart School

by | Jul 27, 2020 | News & Updates | 0 comments

There is some good news for Capital Smart City investors. According to news reports, the first of its kind Smart School is all set to be constructed in Capital Smart City. As per the reports, the architect of the project is the world renowned and acclaimed British – Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid (Late).

About The Architect

Ms. Zaha Hadid was described as the “queen of curves” by the London Guardian. The late architect was recipient of the globally acclaimed The Stirling Prize and winner of Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her famous projects include:

  • 2012 Olympics London Aquatics Center
  • Guanzhou Opera House in China
  • Al Wakrah Stadium in Qatar for 2022 Fifa World Cup
  • Beijing Daxing Airport in China

The upcoming smart school will be the first of its kind in the whole Asia. Being designed by the one of the most prominent global architect, the planned smart school will impart education and technical skills to less fortunate children who are out of school. The smart school will be allocated a central location in Capital Smart City. The smart school is basically a present from a Qatar based Education Above All Foundation to the less fortunate children of Pakistan.

A Combined Collaboration of EAA, ALIGHT and FDH

Education Above All is a Qatar-based education centric charity that operates in major parts of the Middle East and Asia. The major social uplift program by Education Above All is called Reach out to Asia or ROTA. Under the ROTA regime, the organization has so far helped over 3 lac 95 thousand children acquire good primary education in selected Asian countries. Also, the organization has trained above 14500 youth across its targeted countries in Asia to acquire life and leadership skills. Overall, the ROTA program of the Education Above All foundation has more than 4 million direct and in-direct beneficiaries located across Asia.

The Smart School structure is being brought to Capital Smart City by the EAA in collaboration with Alight Pakistan. Alight Pakistan is a an NGO that has previously been involved in welfare and social uplift of the refugees in Pakistan and is now actively pursuing an initiative to impart quality education to the lesser fortunate children who are currently out of school.

Smart School MoU Signing Ceremony

The smart school’s initiative is meant to be the first step in changing the educational dynamics and infrastructure. The collaborative effort of Education Above All, Alight Pakistan and Future Development Holdings is meant to materialize concept of eco-friendly structures for the educational institutions. The Smart School is all set to be constructed in the land reserved for community development within Capital Smart City Islamabad. All the stake holders are immensely pleased and passionate about this land mark project and described it as the way forward for sustainable and eco-friendly structural development. Also, this will be, perhaps, the only project by the legendary Zaha Hadid in Pakistan. The project signing ceremony was attended by the Group Chairman of Future Development Holdings, Mr. Zahid Rafiq. The chairman was delighted to be a part of the project that not only promised immense socio-community welfare but also integrates seamlessly with the core philosophy of eco-friendly and sustainability. According to the Mr. Zahid Rafiq, Founder of Capital Smart City and Chairperson of Future Development Holdings, the collaboration is meant to provide education to out of school children in a conducive and dignify way.

About Capital Smart City Islamabad

Capital Smart City is an upcoming housing society based on the helm of Islamabad – Lahore motorway with 15 minutes’ drive to the new Islamabad Airport. The society is the brainchild of Habib Rafiq Group and is developed by Future Development Holdings. The society is termed as the first smart city of Pakistan that will provide affordable housing clubbed with civic amenities of international standards. Due to such initiatives, like the Smart School, and rapid on-going development, the Real Estate Investors of Pakistan have a deep interest in this project and are a eyeing a grand slam home run when it comes to investment RoIs in the near future.

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