INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN
This project challenged the normal design process for which we are accustomed. Since the building is located in Doha, Qatar, a lot of research needed to be done upfront to insure we had a complete understanding of the conditions we were working with. After extensive research, we created and applied advanced systems to make this building the most energy ecient.
The advanced systems include:
- photovoltaic panels,
- thermal collection panels,
- direct outside air,
- dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) and site integration
While the goals were set high in terms of energy efficiency, it was also important for us to develop a building that worked with its surrounding climate and cultural conditions. It was our intention to design a building that adapts to the culture of Doha by integrating with the surrounding buildings and the site. Our constant goal throughout the entirety of the project was to develop an economical and educational building.