Dohaland opens knowledge centre to public
Doha, April 1, 2010
Dohaland, a subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, and a leading innovator in urban living, has opened its knowledge centre, a new landmark moored off Doha Corniche, to the public three days a week.
Dohaland’s Knowledge Enrichment Centre (KEC), designed to support the people of Qatar to flourish and enrich their experiences, will be open to the public from 3 pm to 6 pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Entrance is free, a statement said.
A Dohaland CSR commitment, the Knowledge Enrichment Centre, will also serve as a venue for workshops, seminars, conferences and exhibitions that encourage the new culture of exchanging and sharing knowledge and ideas.
KEC is now available to the people of Doha to meet, educate, learn and enjoy the cultural link between the county’s rich heritage and the modern nation, in line with the national vision for Qatar.
It will also act as a hub of sharing knowledge through hosting events that will engage academia, corporations and the general public, creating an environment of collaborative knowledge sharing.
A unique architectural design, KEC has been based upon the idea of both land and sea, whilst incorporating elements of Bedouin history into its building theme.
To bring together people, KEC features spaces designed specifically that will involve and engage the community actively.
Activities will include workshops, seminars, conferences, exhibitions and other cultural and knowledge events not forgetting the Majlis area, reserved for distinguished guests, an active gallery venue, the education room and an outdoor shaded terrace.
KEC is hosting an exhibition titled ‘A blueprint for the future’, which showcases the local landscape and its ever-changing horizon over time, being presented in three different sections.
Each section takes an overview of the designs, traditions and interpretations of heritage within each stage with a look towards the future of the nation and its ongoing development. – TradeArabia News Service