Doha’s Education City Dazzles with Amazing Architecture
Gulf countries like the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are not only transforming their economies, but their landscapes. Some of the effects are dubious as Dubai as paved over huge swathes of the desert. It remains to be seen whether Doha’s The Pearl will take off or just become another collection of McMansions floating above the water. But the amazing architecture in both cities is impressive and is starting to rival European capitals and Asian mega-cities like Tokyo and Seoul. What is unfolding in Qatar is impressive when you consider the massive sums of money that this country is investing in higher education. The results are impressive academic settings in an inspirational setting. Education City, in the outskirts of Doha, hosts satellite campuses from around the globe. The complex is so huge that you need a car to see everything. My time there a few weeks back was limited, but I was still gobsmacked by everything I saw. The buildings that house Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M and the posh student center are breathtaking. Anyone walking through these temples of learning would be inspired to go back to school. Enjoy the pictures. The modern take on Middle East design in the student center courtyard is especially wowing.
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