Information Commons and Cafetorium
Client: Qatar Foundation, Education City
Associate Architect/Engineer: Halcrow Architecture and Engineering
Size: 19.5 acres
Location: Education City, Doha Qatar
The Qatar Foundation, led by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, commissioned JLA to develop a residential campus masterplan to house 1,200 students on campus. The award winning aXon precinct plan considers the influence of the harsh climate and the need for enhancing informal academic interaction. It centers around the extended seasonal occupiability of small outdoor rooms which, when partially covered, assist in the creation of micro-climates while facilitating social and intellectual discourse. The aXon campus is a convergent solution to both academic and ecological requirements which produces a city-like fabric reminiscent of historic Qatari settlements.
Jonathan Levi Architects