The Italian architectural firm One Works is the winner of the international competition held by Qatar Rail for the new Transport Education Centre in Doha-Qatar.
Qatar Rail, a company founded in 2011 with the important mission of designing, developing, and maintaining over time the entire Qatar railway network.
The contest’s precise goal is to bestow the City with a building symbol of the extraordinary change that is affecting the entire country. Combining past, present, and future, the Transport Education Centre will tell the story of how Qatar is positioning itself as a country dynamically connected as well as being crucial element at the base of an economic, cultural and social growth for the entire Gulf region, thanks to an ambitious program of integrated transit infrastructure developed on the basis of an important history and knowhow.
Mohamed Timbely, Senior Director of Qatar Rail commented: “One Works has perfectly interpreted the spirit and the goal we set for ourselves from the competition’s outset. Their unique experience in transport infrastructure architecture, combined with their ability to interpret it as a founding and strategic element of urban development, and thus social and cultural evolution, allowed the architects to develop a concept for Transport Education Centre that achieves a perfect synthesis of what Qatar Rail is developing for its Country and architectural and cultural legacy, making the new Transport Education Centre a dynamic and integrated element along the path we are taking.”
Leonardo Cavalli, co-founder of One Works said: “We are extremely proud to play a role in the extraordinary growth of this Country that has its roots embedded in an important tradition and history. We wanted to enhance Qatar’s heritage in every key element of our project, as well as in every single detail, by recognizing how Qatar can today look to the future by virtue of its past“.
Giulio De Carli, co-founder of One Works added: “In these years of intense work in the Gulf countries, particularly in Doha where we are present through our Dubai office, working alongside major construction contractors of the new metro network that is a crucial element of urban development, we have learned to know and appreciate the foresight and vision of Qatar Rail, which we sought to interpret through our design concept.”