Moza Al Obaidan

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1st Prize, AEB Architecture Excellence Award, 2021

3rd Prize, CENG Senior Project Awards for the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2021

Hayy, Rethinking Qatari Neighborhoods and Dwellings

Hayy as a project is generated as a comprehensive project that redefines the built environment at the neighborhood scale in a way that suits cultural and climatic characteristics. It is a medium density neighborhood serving the cultural identity of the Qatari community but including diverse backgrounds of the community. The neighborhood program focuses on providing maximum services answering for different community users by providing several communal buildings, mixed used buildings, several typologies of residential units, and the most important is answering their daily essential needs. Also, integrating communal gardens is an important element to facilitate neighbors’ relationships, which at the end allows diversity, unity and sense of community. Nevertheless, integrating walkability as the main pillar in the neighborhood allows maximum outdoor social interaction and unity. 

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