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Old December 19th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #161
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The Middle East is famed for its scholars, so I don't think there'll be too much hassle. Though it was a long time ago when cities like Baghdad and Tehran were famous for their universities, and most influental graduates were in the spheres of literature and philosophy.

Happy National day by the way Doha looks great.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 10:05 AM   #162
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yeah lol in Qatar we have Education City construction started in 1995 and its still expanding and constructiong so i would really expect this countrey to go modern quickly

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Mega plans for Education City
Published: Wednesday, 28 March, 2007, 09:00 AM Doha Time


An architect's impression of the proposed national convention centre
By Bonnie James


A 7,000-capacity national convention centre, an 18-hole golf course, a shopping mall, and a five-star and four-star hotel are coming up at Qatar Foundation’s Education City. “These projects are part of our expansion plans,” Qatar Foundation (QF) vice president (capital projects and facilities), engineer Saad al-Muhannadi told Gulf Times in an interview.

The convention centre, planned for completion in 2009, in the northern zone of Education City, is to comprise a conference centre for over 4,000 people, an exhibition hall of 5,000sqm, and a 2,500-capacity multi-purpose theatre.
“The theatre, which could be used to stage operas, musicals, and conferences, is the largest of its kind in the world, and has the same number of seats as the European Parliament,” the official explained.

A multi-storeyed parking facility for 3,000 cars is envisaged specifically to service the convention centre. “Currently under construction in the north zone is the first phase of the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), which encompass three buildings totalling around 70,000 sqm and slated for completion by the end of this year,” al-Muhannadi said.

Innovation and Technology Transfer Centres (ITTC), able to accommodate modern offices and laboratories, are to function from two of the structures, while the Emerging Technology Centre (ETC) would be housed in the third.
QSTP’s anchor tenants, EADS, ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Shell, and Total would have bases in the ITTC buildings, where they and major companies are to conduct research and training activities.

The ETC, QSTP’s business incubator, meant to help small and young companies grow and establish quickly, is to have fully furnished offices, apart from meeting rooms and offer business services. “The 18-hole golf course, the shopping mall, the star hotels, and staff housing are included in the development of Education City’s south zone,” the official said.

The mall and the hotels with a total of 500 rooms are to be developed by a private development company. Part of the staff housing, which has 625 units in the first phase and 600 in the second phase, is ready and staff are moving into it.
“Though this is surplus now, we are keeping things ready to accommodate people as they come, given that there are so many new initiatives in Education City,” al-Muhannadi observed.

The first phase of the new facilities for student accommodation is designed for 1,200 beds, in a mix of dormitory, single bedroom, and apartments with single and two bedrooms. Eventually, student accommodation is planned for expansion to 3,500 bed capacity. The existing staff and student housing, located across the Liberal Arts and Science building, would be demolished in the future. Education City, which occupied only 300,000sqm when it was launched a decade ago, is spread across 12mn sqm now.
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OMA is designing three buildings for Education City in Doha, Qatar. Education City is a new academic campus which hosts satellite campuses from leading universities and institutions from around the world. The three buildings include the 20,000 m2 Headquarters for Qatar Foundation, a 5,200 m2 new branch for the Rand Policy Institute and a 42,000 m2 Central Library.




The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (Qatar Foundation) has undertaken the first of its kind at Education City to provide world-class education by creating branch campuses of leading established academic institutions. These will be the facilities of the highest quality and design.

The Qatar Foundation will be assisted in implementing this goal by Qatar Petroleum, who administers the contracts of the Education City Project on behalf of Qatar Foundation.

It is the Qatar Foundation's intention that a world-renowned Signature Design Architect be involved with particular emphasis on the Concept Design and Schematic Design and, thereafter, providing Peer Review through the Design Development and Working Drawing phases of the project. The Qatar Foundation shall separately appoint an Executive Architect to work alongside the Design Architect.

The Executive Architect must ensure that all Sub-Consultants and Specialty Sub-Consultants under the management of the Executive Architect are fully engaged through all stages. At the end of the Schematic Design phase, the Executive Architect will undertake the full execution of the Design Development, Working Drawings and Tender Documents phases.

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QSTP is a home for technology-based companies from around the world, and an incubator of start-up enterprises. Our aim is to spur the development of Qatar's knowledge economy, by providing the ideal location for companies to develop their technology and deliver it to the marketplace.

QSTP provides an environment of office and laboratory space, support services, and programs which help accelerate the commercialisation process. We are a "free zone", making it easy and attractive for foreign technology companies to come to Qatar. And as part of the renowned Qatar Foundation, we connect our tenants with an array of world-class international universities.

By accelerating the country's knowledge economy QSTP is generating opportunities for Qatar's scientists and entrepreneurs, creating valuable new businesses, and promoting a diversified and dynamic private sector.


Current Tenants

EADS
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company is the largest aerospace and defence company in Europe and the second largest worldwide. The EADS Competence Centre of Qatar at QSTP, scheduled to open in mid 2007, will deliver training and certification programs for non-destructive testing technologies, and internationally accredited training courses in aircraft maintenance. It will also include R&D programs in cooperation with universities in Qatar.
www.eads.net

ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil, a leader in liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology, will establish the ExxonMobil Research Qatar center at QSTP in 2006 to conduct LNG research in areas of interest to both ExxonMobil and the State of Qatar. Research projects will include continuous improvement of LNG plant safety, development of novel sulfur management technologies, and development of cost effective technologies to mitigate the environmental impact of large concentrations of industrial activities.
www.exxonmobil.com

Gartner Lee
Gartner Lee is a Canada-based environmental services and consulting firm with 16 offices and 200 staff worldwide. It is establishing its regional headquarters at QSTP, specialising in environmental planning and assessments, ecological management and waste management. Gartner Lee will be developing and adapting its environmental technologies to address Qatar's needs in conjunction with local partners.
www.gartnerlee.com

GE
GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world's toughest problems. The GE Technology and Learning Center at QSTP will deliver technical training for Aviation and Energy customers, while GE's Global Research Center, Oil and Gas, and Water divisions will undertake research and development of technologies relevant to industry across the region.
www.ge.com

iHorizons
iHorizons is a Qatari software company, with offices throughout the region, specialising in the development of e-business applications and content management solutions. It is establishing a research and development subsidiary at QSTP that will engineer applications in new markets such as bioinformatics, social web applications, and corporate knowledge management tools. iHorizons is also pursuing joint projects with the computer science department of Carnegie Mellon Qatar.
www.ihorizons.com

Institut de Soudure
Institut de Soudure, the national French welding body, is one of the world's premier institutes of welding and non-destructive testing technologies. It was established in 1905 and has 800 scientists and engineers worldwide. The institute is establishing a regional technology centre at QSTP that will develop and commercialise new welding and NDT techniques, train inspectors, provide professional services to industry, and help develop accredited welding standards.
www.institutdesoudure.com

Microsoft
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company is committed to investing in Qatar's IT skills and capabilities. At QSTP Microsoft is undertaking collaborative research into national education, developing a new "Office 4 Kids" software suite, and developing training courses specifically for the Qatar community.
www.microsoft.com

Q-CERT
Q-CERT is a regional center of excellence in information security, improving the reliability of networks and computer systems in Qatar and the Gulf. It is founded by ictQATAR in partnership with the CERT Program of Carnegie Mellon University. Relocating to QSTP in late 2007 Q-CERT will provide training on IT security, assist in improving information security for critical portions of Qatar infrastructure, monitor and respond to network attacks, and develop new security technologies
www.qcert.org

Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce, which operates in the global markets for civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy, is supplying aero engines for Qatar Airways' fleet of A340 aircraft and industrial engines for the Dolphin Project, piping natural gas from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates. Rolls-Royce will design testing and maintenance facilities in QSTP for new marine and aeronautical applications for its highly successful series of Trent gas turbine engines.
www.rolls-royce.com

Shell
As a leader in Gas to Liquids (GTL) technology, Shell will bring a cutting-edge GTL R&D program to Qatar. The program will be based on Shell's extensive experience in the GTL field, and will focus on catalyst testing, product development and GTL by-product research, including sulphur management. In addition Shell will work on developing and implementing new technologies to enhance production from oil and gas and a learning centre.centre.
www.shell.com/qatar

Total
Total is the world's fourth-largest oil and gas company and a world-class chemicals manufacturer. The Total Research Centre - Qatar, planned to open in 2006, will undertake R&D activities in five areas: multiphase oil and gas production, carbonate reservoir modelling, acid gas management, polymer production, and air-quality management. Total will also provide training and technical assistance services from QSTP.
www.total.com

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Old December 19th, 2007, 10:09 AM   #163
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this thread is for the Pearl Qatar -artificial island, not anything else Q3.
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Old December 19th, 2007, 10:23 AM   #164
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i know but if you think of it dont you guess that those Universities will educate the future of Qatar and cause the pearl wakrah ? or maybe the pearl alkhor ?!

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Old December 19th, 2007, 10:34 AM   #165
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yes it has a puny (little) relationship with the project. And if you're willing to put it, do it in the right thread.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #166
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Took those this afternoon. I went into the shell (sales centre) and I looked at the model they have for the pearl. I dont think any of the renders do the size of this project any justice. I had no idea it was actually this huge, so I took a couple of vids of it. p.s. youtube downgraded the video quality, any idea how I can fix that?




















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Old January 15th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #167
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WOW! great project...
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Old January 16th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #168
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heeeeey! education city is an handsome project !
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Old January 16th, 2008, 06:35 PM   #169
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yes but that is part of the much bigger original project.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #170
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^Gulf Express, yes its amazing! I especially like the finsihing on the townhomes and apartments!

I took these photos today from my visit to the Pearl.


By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16


By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By Halawala at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By Halawala at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

By halawala, shot with D-LUX 3 at 2008-01-16

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Old January 16th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #171
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omg aaron that pic is great thanks for posting
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Old February 9th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #174
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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #175
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omg this has got to be the best island project goin around dubai should learn its lesson from doha thanks for the updates
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Old February 12th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #176
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Wow. really love the pearl qatar project! I thought only Dubai can dream like this
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I live in Doha and i get the same things you gys say above though the pearl is smaller than the palm Jumeirah but it still has its uniqeness because it looks natural.
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thx for the great updates it truly amazes me the scale and speed of constructing this monster development are they ongoing 24hr or just day jobs constructing
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WOW, hopefully one day I visit this place
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