The award winning development comprises segregated complexes for male and female students, features a permeating Islamic motif and provides secure, energy efficient and sustainable accommodations for 1,200 students.It also houses a community centre, computer lab, food venues and programming space. The development provides students with state of the art housing facilities and campus. The complex was designed with sustainability in mind with up to 12.5% of the power coming from renewable sources; solar panels and water-powered figures have been installed across the site, whilst wind turbines which can generate power from just 10kph gusts have been installed at the main entrance. Additional monitoring units in every accommodation unit let the students track their own energy and water consumption and, if appropriate, modify their own behavior.
The complex maximizes energy efficiency and water usage, utilizes wind turbines, Photovoltaic Cell Power Generation and a Bio-mass wall for filtering gray water. Students living in the complex benefit also from wireless computer systems, and smart-room technology, which allows residents to control temperature, lighting and music simply by entering the room.
This student housing project is the world’s first US Green Building Council (USGBC), PLATINUM LEED Certified Student Residence Hall Project. The project has the world’s largest collection of Platinum-certified buildings (twelve) in one location.
Client: Qatar Foundation
Main Contractor: J&P (Overseas) Ltd – J&P Avax SA
Consultant: KEO International Consultants & Luis Berger
Location: Doha, Qatar
Completion Date: 2013
PLATINUM LEED CERTIFICATION