Qatar Education City, School of Islamic Studies
Educational ― University
Site Area: 56,944 sqmTotal Floor Area: 23,282 sqm
The school of Islamic studies lies in the Qatar Education City and serves as an international center for Islamic thinking and dialogue, aiming mainly at enhancing research into Islamic culture and at promoting diversity and tolerance towards the Islamic Fiqh. The building design attempts to develop a new language for the Islamic Architecture of the 21st century, by focusing on issues of transparency, simplicity, landscape, and mathematics, all of which come into a fluid and dynamic relation under a large undulating environmental roof. The spatial segregations in the conventional Islamic architecture are now dissolved into a large open space that induces curiosity and interaction. Focal elements, like the suspended golden dome, are used to demarcate key spaces in the the facility.