Liberal Arts and Science (LAS)
Education city, Doha, Qatar 40,000 sq. m

ABOUT THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS): The Liberal Arts and Sciences building (LAS) is a main gathering point for all students residing in Education City. The building’s traditional mosaic-centered design is indicative of the crystalline structure of sand and was modeled after traditional Arabic elements while introducing new interpretations of geometric patterns derived from widely applied traditional motives.

KEY FEATURES:

  • The design is based on three principles: ‘Double roof/double wall’ to shield against heat.
  • The entire building is also wrapped by a secondary skin of glass fiber reinforced concrete panels. ‘Mosaic’ -an arrangement of internal atriums and external courtyards evokes the mosaic-like layout of a typical Islamic city. ‘Geometric pattern’ -a quasi-crystal pattern, based on 90, 60 and 30 degree parallelograms, is used for the facade and aluminum shades.
  • The building can accommodate over 600 students
  • The building comprises two levels in addition to an underground parking facility
  • It is home to a series of classrooms, lounges, computer labs, and a library and a cafeteria in the lower level. While the upper level hosts the resource learning center, administration offices, meeting areas and lecture halls.