Hamad bin Khalifa University | Residential VillagesDoha, Qatar
12 Buildings Registered for LEED Platinum Certification
Hamad bin Khalifa University is a 2,500-acre campus located on the outskirts of Doha, which hosts branch campuses of some of the world’s leading universities (Virginia Commonwealth, Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Cornell, Texas A&M, Northwestern, HEC Paris and University College London). Treanor Architects won a competition to design these two new gender specific student complexes comprised of residence halls, apartments and residential community centers. The design’s main objective was to create an experience, inseparably linked to a living environment, where students can thrive personally, socially, spiritually and academically; creating a community that expresses the idea of unity and connection.These goals are conveyed architecturally through the elements of geometry, rhythm and light. Rooted in ACUHO-I 21 Century Project design principles, the new complexes consider Education City’s unique culture and make use of cutting-edge innovations in security, technology and sustainability. The project is designed to achieve platinum LEED certification, maximizing efficiency of energy and water use through numerable sustainable features like wind turbines, photovoltaic cells, and a biomass wall with grey water filtration. In association with Burns & McDonnell Engineering.