Completed in 1983, the campus of Qatar University emerged as a colossal modern addition to Doha’s flat desert landscape. Yet, it’s practical reference to Qatar’s native building forms creates a sense of cultural homage. The structure includes distinct architectural elements – geometric forms, courtyards, wooden screens and stained glass panes – repeated obsessively to create a space reminiscent of the winding interior of a souk (an Arab market or Bazaar). Architect: Kamal El Kafrawi.
Learn more about places, societies and architecture in the MENA region in our exhibition "Mudun مدن Urban Cultures in Transit”. 📷 Markus Elblaus
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