Student Center
The Qatar Foundation Education City is an exciting and ambitious project spearheading by Sheika Mozah, the second wife of the Emir. It will be the keystone for future educational projects in the Middle East and other parts of the world. The Education City will be composed of various unique buildings designed by architects selected from around the world. At the moment most of them have yet to be built.

The Master plan, designed by Arata Isosaki, is a harmonious blend of architecture and exterior spaces. The main feature are the Green Spines crossing from north to south as well as from east to west.

Legorreta + Legorreta was selected to design the Texas A&M Engineering College (592,000 sqft), the Carnegie Mellon Business (430,550 sqft) and Computer Science College, the George Town School of Foreign Service (40,000 sqft) as well as the Student Centre (346,404.17 sqft). The design of the courtyards and public spaces enhances the interaction between students and faculty staff. Circulations stimulate movement around the building and informal meeting spaces are created.Traditional concepts of Islamic architecture such as arcades, courtyards and fountains are integrated in the project. The Student Center is a project that will provide a home away from home for all Education City students. It should provide a vibrant environment promoting social and cultural interaction. This multi functional building will offer diverse services to students in areas such as Student Health Care, Student Counseling Services, Financial Aid and Housing, as well as Recreational Spaces and ambitious integral complementary programs such as Culture and Sports. Projected to support more than 10,000 with 50% students targeted to be in place within the next 4 to 5 years. The main purpose of this urban node is to provide a familiar, relaxing and playful environment where the students enclosed under this university life and international oriented profile will be working together with people from all over the world under this unity sense of life.


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