University Engineering Faculty, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

New mini-campus for the engineering departments at Qatar University, Doha. The design creates finger-like buildings housing six departments, each with a top-lit internal "street" forming a hive of department activity. Buildings and nodes have distinct entrances and identities to assist way-finding. Connecting all are a variety of common hubs, courtyards, and a larger scale "seed pod" of common facilities shared between departments.

[ 1106 ] Qatar University in collaboration with Allies and Morrison LLP


Education Landscape, Altrincham, Cheshire, UK

A topographic design, connecting a multi age play space with its surrounding landscape. A dynamic central spine element performs multiple functions: houses play functions along its length; links park and play space levels; mixes equipment for different age groups; provides shelter and enclosure; organises and centralises circulation; and provides access to high level play equipment.
[ 0620 ] Urban Splash

Halls of Residence, Haringey, London, UK

Multi-site study and proposals, including major alteration of existing Halls of Residence and Victorian estate houses, and a new events building set in woodlands.
[ 0727 ] Guy Chester Centre

University Residential and Faculty Buildings, Al Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq

Design for new residential and faculty buildings for the University of Al Nahrain, Baghdad. The design posits a central courtyard which acts as a focus for landscaping, entrances, circulation, shared cafes, and meeting rooms - the communal heart. The buildings adopt a common material palette but have radically different characters: teaching spaces project into and engage the courtyard; the residential wing is introverted with enigmatic screened bedroom bays (as traditional Baghdadi shanashils).
[ 1006 ] Al Nahrain University


Library + Religious School, Kadhimiya,  Iraq

Part of the Holy city masterplan. The Library and Religious School buildings are paired inside a large architectural decorative screen. Movement through the screen and building portals and interstitial spaces is rich with spatial complexity and interplay of natural daylighting. Separate reading rooms for men and women crown the Library building in the intense booklined reading rooms on the top storeys. In relative contrast, the Religious School building has layers of formal teaching rooms at entry level, but which breaks into an informal assembly of rooms and elevated small courtyards higher up where the residential community of scholars live.
[ 0905 ] Baghdad Mayoralty

Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School, Dhī Qār, Iraq

Part of an urban and architectural design for a new settlement of 3500 people. Scheme includes: 15 Ha masterplan, designs for all housing types, 4 schools, suq, medical facilities, administration buildings, and all ancillary buildings and structures.
[ 1208 ] Ministry of Housing and Construction, Iraq


Ideas Stores, Tower Hamlets, London, UK

Part of the rejuvenation of libraries in the London borough of Tower Hamlets via the Idea Store initiative. The study scourers the borough for suitable sites and systematically reports on their suitability. Four sites were identified and feasibility studies run on each, assessing access, massing and architectural issues.
[ 0513 ]  Urban Practitioners


Location: Tangier, Morocco
Research Student: Hua Zua, UCL BPro MArch UD RC12 2012/13      


"The interaction between local neighbourhoods and educational activity is frequently neutral or even negative. In Tangier a dual problem exists of high levels of unemployment in highly educated sections of society combined with mass drop-out of population after primary school age. This project takes the model of 'the school of Athens' in treating education as an opportunity for communication and public space within the city. The educational activities within or surrounding the school are for all the local inhabitants rather than only for students and teachers.

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Location: Tangier, Morocco
Research Student: Heng Liu, UCL BPro MArch UD RC12 2012/13   


"As Morocco’s second most important industrial centre, Tangier has undergone recent rapid Industrialization and will see vast development in the near future. The growth of science based enterprise and education in Tangier meanwhile is very slow. The huge gap in-between leads to many social issues and hinders the region's long-term development.

The project proposes the introduction of science-based industry and education to the eastern part of the city. The project creates a large platform, strengthening co-operation between enterprise and research. The target of the project is to foster new types of business among highly educated people, and create new modes of enterprise to balance the 'dependant' economy (on foreign trade and services). The proposal is organised along a linear landscape campus to serve local people, functioning as an important spine for the sustainable urban development of the region." HL