The Department of Architecture and Urban Planning (DAUP) of Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) recently held its 13th Architecture Day.
The opening ceremony was attended by the President of QU, Dr. Hassan Al Derham, the Italian Ambassador to Qatar, HE Alessandro Prunas, the Dean of CENG, Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji, as well as distinguished guests from the industry and academia, faculty members, staff and students of QU.
The event allowed DAUP students to present their architectural projects designed under the supervision of DAUP faculty and in collaboration with government institutions, industry partners and architectural firms. The projects covered various topics such as hospitality, tourist villages, housing, mosques, cultural centers, health care and sports facilities.
In his speech, Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, President of QU said: “Over the past decade, the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning has become an increasingly important part of the history of QU. Qatar University. Our architecture and urban planning graduates have embarked on their professional careers to become key players in Qatari government, industry and society. Architecture Day is an annual opportunity to showcase the immense drive and talent of our future architecture and urban planning professionals and to discuss the future of architectural education and practice in the State of Qatar and the GCC region.
“Every time I visit the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University, I leave proud and amazed at the incredible talent, unbridled creativity and ingenious solutions developed here in our students.”
The Dean of CENG, Dr. Khalid Naji, highlighted the cemented relationships with industry represented in the success of the student projects showcased at the 13th Architecture Day.
He said the student projects reflect CENG’s commitment to innovation and quality education, which aligns with the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030 to train the engineers and architects who can achieve this. vision.
DAUP Director Dr Rafaello Furlan said: “Today’s event represents the results of considerable efforts and
hard work from our students, faculty members and the support of our government collaborators and industry partners. The Architectural Exhibition, Scholars-Practitioner Debate, and related student activities offer a wide range of architectural and urban design projects that showcase the needs and aspirations of the profession and the community for improving our cities and buildings.
“At DAUP, we aim to provide design that delivers healthy well-being and provide users with spaces, buildings and cities that deliver a more resilient sustainable future by embracing flexible yet interactive contextual architecture.”