The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) provides a world class teaching and faculty space, a research center and the Education City campus mosque.
We provided Project and Construction Management services acting as the focal point between the Client, the designer, the lead architect, the end user, several government entities and the main contractor.
The concept for this project was to establish a structure that emphasizes the richness and diversity of the Islamic heritage. At the building's core is Islamic calligraphy, inscribed on almost all aspects of the building's surface.
2,000 tons of steel were used for the two large minarets that extend out of one side of the project, rising up 90m in the direction of Mecca. The project was completed on time and within budget.
The mosque rests on five pillars which represent the five pillars of Islam and has the capacity to hold up to 1,800 people in the indoor prayer halls and 500 more in the outdoor courtyard. The building has two basement levels and five floors that consist of classrooms, faculty offices, exhibition space and an auditorium, covering an area of nearly three hectares.
The QFIS structure was developed by reworking the historical ‘Kulliyya,’ or ‘place where all knowledge is sought,’ to provide a progressive learning environment that places Qatar at the forefront of contemporary Islamic discourse, through the provision of modern Islamic architecture.