Client Doha College
Location Doha, Qatar
Jestico + Whiles has created an entirely new campus for Doha College in the district of Al-Wajba in Doha near Education City. Won through international design competition, Jestico + Whiles developed proposals for a world-class international school campus that accommodates 2,500 pupils aged 3 to 18, representing more than 68 nationalities.
The architectural design solution is based on the notion of a school for all ages ‘under one roof’, with a common entrance and dedicated zones for primary and secondary pupils and first class sports and drama facilities. The design adapts the essence of a ‘British’ school to the sands of the Arabian Peninsula. Through our development of the vision into a masterplan, the team transferred educational expertise and technology from the UK to the Doha specific climate.
The new campus completed in September 2020 (the school’s 40th anniversary) provides the necessary teaching and learning facilities to enable the College to maintain its excellent reputation within Qatar and the region, and to continue providing a truly exceptional British education for its students (English National Curriculum and GCSEs).
'On the journey to completing the design, Jestico + Whiles was always able to go the extra mile to meet and understand their client's requirements. Working with an architect that tries to get to the bottom of a client's requirements rather than dictating a solution is one of their strengths.'