The scheme provides a new campus museum which is located amongst old farmhouse buildings on the Education City Campus.
The form and materiality of the building is related in part to the decaying textured context of the site as well as geological formations from Qatar’s Zekreet area. QFVC is located in Oxygen Park adjacent to a Heritage site and Farm on the EC campus. QFVC combines the functions of student and visitor centre, social hub and heritage museum. The scheme is uniquely placed to mediate the ethereal space between Qatar’s future.
The scheme is in two parts; the Heritage site in the centre of the site encircled by Oxygen Park with QFVC placed on the perimeter. The interpretative Masterplan is based on a journey through time around the heritage site that also leads through QFVC. The journey is based on overlaid themes in-cluding Community, Arts and Crafts, Farming, Islam, Education and Future Qatar.