02 DOHA CEN­TRE OF AT­TEN­TION

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The Qatar Re­search and Devel­op­ment Com­plex (QRDC) won the Ur­ban De­sign of the Year cat­e­gory in the re­cent Lead­ing Euro­pean Ar­chi­tec­ture Fo­rum (LEAF) Awards. The an­nual cer­e­mony recog­nises in­no­va­tive de­sign and ex­cel­lence from around the world. The QRDC was de­signed by global ar­chi­tec­tural prac­tice Perkins+Will to act as a cen­tre of global learn­ing, as well as a re­gional hub for sci­en­tific in­no­va­tion. Sus­tain­able el­e­ments of the de­sign in­clude the use of mo­tion sen­sor fans, mis­ters and wa­ter fea­tures, the pro­vi­sion of green roof bridges, green walls and sculp­tures, as well as the plant­ing of trees to pro­vide shade and pro­tect against dust.

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