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QU Architecture Students Receive Awards | Qatar University

QU Architecture Students Receive Awards

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Students of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (DAUP), Qatar University (QU), in collaboration with the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), have been awarded for their final projects. Two competitions were held, namely the AEB Architectural Award for Best Design and the College of Engineering (CEng) Award for Best Senior Project.

The ceremony was opened by DAUP’s Head of Department, Dr. Raffaello Furlan, who honored this year’s senior group for their show of dedication and talent. Sponsor of the AEB Competition and most influential local architect, Ibrahim Jaidah, then graced the students with the following words, “The greatest value lies in learning the taste of competition; just by entering, you are already a winner, your generation is going to make a big difference in whatever you are going to be involved in.”

Lolwa Al-Mohannadi, supervised by Arch Francisco Trujillo, presented her work on the Hewaya Cultural Arts Hub, which “will be the first of its kind destination for cultural art in Qatar that targets people who are interested in Arabic calligraphy and poetry, ceramic pottery -making, all under one roof.” Lolwa won first place in both the AEB Competition and the CEng Senior Competition for her outstanding design.

Doha Elsaman, supervised by Arch Francisco Trujillo, presented her work on Twazon Hub, which is a “development aims to help people to maintain their work-life balance in a flexible, collaborative and fun environment encouraging people with different professional backgrounds to enhance their mental health, physical health, and career and to make them feel a part of the community.” Doha claimed second and third place in the AEB and CEng Senior competitions, respectively.

Fatima Al Emadi, supervised by Dr. Rashid Al-Matwi, presented her project entitled, “Senses Wellness and Therapy Centre” which seeks “To gather all services and activities of (Physical, Medical, Mental and Social) in one place to encourage people to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.” Fatima was awarded third place in the AEB Competition.
The final presentation was given by Fatima Al-Mohannadi, supervised by Arch Jasbir Bhamra, who showcased her Al-Nassia Reformation Jail which seeks to promote the rehabilitation process undergone by inmates, viewing it as a healing process based on positive behavioral change.

The senior students were also addressed by the Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji, who expressed his pride in the students, referring to the ever-growing reputation and influence of former students of DAUP on the local built environment. The event concluded with presentations from the competition winners.
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