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  5. LEGORRETA
  6. 2011
  7. Georgetown University / LEGORRETA

Georgetown University / LEGORRETA

  • 09:00 - 5 November, 2018
Georgetown University / LEGORRETA
Georgetown University / LEGORRETA, © Pygmalion Karatzas
© Pygmalion Karatzas

© Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas © Pygmalion Karatzas + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Education City, Doha, Qatar
  • Lead Architects

    Ricardo Legorreta, Victor Legorreta, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas, Miguel Alatriste
  • Area

    538000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    • Associate Architect

      Francisco Cortina
    • Executive Architect

      Langdon Wilson International
    • Interior Design

      LEGORRETA / Langdon Wilson International / Cortina & Käll
    • Landscape Design

      Carter Romanek Landscape Architects, Inc.
    • More Specs Less Specs
    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    © Pygmalion Karatzas

    Text description provided by the architects. The Georgetown University's Campus in Qatar of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is integrated within the Northern side of the Education City Campus. The adjacent building to the West is the Central Library and to the Southwest the Student Center, also designed by LEGORRETA. To the South lies the Heritage Ruin and a Park with a strong visual and conceptual connection achieved by landscape design and orientation of the building.

    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    Site plan
    Site plan
    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    © Pygmalion Karatzas

    The major design intent is to brake down the monumentally of the overall building to a more human scale to make the student feel comfortable and transmit a feel at home atmosphere. The building is a composition of various smaller departments in order to give it a village-like character. All parts of the building are connected to the Common Space, the core of School of Foreign Service. The entrance is connected by a pleasant pedestrian walk -with sculptures- to the Green Spine on the South, operated by the People Mover.

    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    Section
    Section
    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    © Pygmalion Karatzas

    Landscaped courtyards and atria spaces interspersed throughout the complex of the building are intended to bring a tranquil feeling to the day to day activities and promote a sense of intimacy within the spaces that are orientated look onto these richly landscaped oases.

    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    © Pygmalion Karatzas

    Special attention is given to the outdoor environment. Water features refresh and ventilate the spaces around them. A cactus garden is located along the North façade and marks the transition between the desert and formally designed areas. Courtyards compliment adjacent building functions and are used for informal recreation and pleasant transition zones.

    © Pygmalion Karatzas
    © Pygmalion Karatzas

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    Cite: "Georgetown University / LEGORRETA" 05 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/904875/georgetown-university-legorreta/> ISSN 0719-8884
    © Pygmalion Karatzas

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