Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College
Ras Laffan Emergency Safety College will be a fully functional, state-of-the art fire and emergency services training facility at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), designed to meet the needs for Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar Civil Defense, the State of Qatar, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
RLESC occupies one square kilometer and is comprised of three main areas:
- The Campus, including Academic Building Complex with on-site accommodations, Personal Protection Equipment Building, Fire Station teaching facility, Control Tower, Central Physical Plant, Security buildings, and Sick Bay / First Aid Clinic.
- Emergency and Safety Training Props, including both active fire training props and non-fire training props.
- Infrastructure to support both the props and campus, including Campus Entry, Parking and Drives, Hard and Soft Landscapes, and all required utilities.
Scope included Architectural design development and construction document services for the Academic Building, a two-story, 12000 SM complex, designed and constructed to house the administrative and indoor instruction components of the campus, including classrooms, labs, office space, library, Mosque, auditorium, dormitories and dining facility. The building will accommodate approximately 180 students per day and the total site occupancy is 350 persons including students, instructors, and support staff.
The design of the Academic Building was developed to:
- Be contextual with Doha architecture, both with the use of materials, colors, and architectural elements, including the use of arches, domes, and fair faced concrete.
- Be constructed with typical and available materials, construction methods, and local labor capabilities, including concrete structural framing.
- Be cognizant of the challenges of the climate, including the use of stainless steel due to the high percentage of salt in the air due to the geographic location of RLIC.