Integrated Discipline Focal Work
Architectural concepts are more and more influenced by sustainability seen as one of the different parameters for a unique building design.
Hotel in Qatar
The design task consists in finding the reasons of the project and the form in relation to the natural earth and landscape conditions. The architectural artificiality in relation to the nature. In the desert, close to the sea, a hotel must be build. We’ll pay attention to the cultural components (vernacular, tradition) and to the technical and scientific components too (vegetation, temperature, earth-foundations). (Course description Prof. Mateo)
Designing a hotel in the desert of Qatar demands an intensive contemplation of the location and its specific understanding of sustainability. In this case the focus lies on concepts for sustainable architecture and integrated design utilizing regenerative energy systems and technologies.
Architecture & Sustainable Building Technologies