Indoor/outdoor campus urbanity

Indoor/outdoor campus urbanity
Indoor/outdoor room extending the seasons for outdoor collegiality

Indoor/outdoor room extending the seasons for outdoor collegiality
Pierced screen walls bridging from inside to outside

Pierced screen walls bridging from inside to outside
Ecologically rational shaded courtyards echoing the Qatari vernacular

Ecologically rational shaded courtyards echoing the Qatari vernacular
Sample Description
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Regionally specific “microvillas” form a web of academic neighborhoods

aXon Academic Campus

Qatar Foundation, Education City, Dohar, Qatar

The Qatar Foundation, led by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, commissioned JLA to develop a residential campus masterplan to house 1,200 students on campus. The award-winning aXon precinct plan considers the influence of the harsh climate and the need for enhancing informal academic interaction. It centers around the extended seasonal occupiability of small outdoor rooms which, when partially covered, assist in the creation of micro-climates while facilitating social and intellectual discourse. The aXon campus is a convergent solution to both academic and ecological requirements which produces a city-like fabric reminiscent of historic Qatari settlements. 

Planning studies

Flexibility of unit type: studio
Flexibility of unit type: studio
Flexibility of unit type: one-bedroom
Flexibility of unit type: one-bedroom
Flexibility of unit type: 2-bedroom
Flexibility of unit type: 2-bedroom
Spatial & functional variety from simple building blocks
Spatial & functional variety from simple building blocks
Spectrum of spaces for productive student encounters
Spectrum of spaces for productive student encounters