UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Location: Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
Client: Qatar University
Collaborator: Allies and Morrison
[ URBAN DESIGN / EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS ]
[ 1106 ]
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.
UNIVERSITY RESIDENTIAL AND FACULTY BUILDINGS
Location: Al Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
Client: Al Nahrain University
Consultants: Al Khan Engineering Consultations
[ EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS ]
[ 1006 ]
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).
. FURTHER EDUCATION
Location: Tower Hamlets, London, UK
Client: Urban Practitioners
[ EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS ]
[ 0513 ]
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.
RESEARCH . EDUCATION
As Morocco’s second most important industry centre, Tangier has undergone rapid Industrialization recently and will see vast development in the near future. While the growth of science based enterprise and education in Tangier is very slow. The huge gap in-between leads to many social issues and hinders the long-term development.
The project proposes the introduction of science-based, employment-centred urban development strategy in eastern Tangier, fostering new type of business among highly educated people, creating new modes of enterprises to balance the current ‘dependent’ economy (on foreign trade and service).
The site is located along the ‘backstreet’ area bordering existing railway and waterway, linking the industrial area in the south to the city centre in the north. By creating a series of departments, chronographically, the project wants to build a large platform, strengthening the cooperation between enterprise and Institution, functioning as an important spine for the sustainable development of the city.