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Oxygen Park

CompanyAECOM / Erik Behrens & James Haig Streeter
Lead DesignersErik Behrens / James Haig Streeter
Project LocationEducation City, Doha, Qatar
ClientQatar Foundation
CreditsPhotos by: Markus Elblaus
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Landscape
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Entry Description

Oxygen Park was designed to provide a ‘green lung’ for Education City in Qatar. Inspired by the fluid land formations and wind-eroded rocks of the natural desert environment, Erik Behrens (Architecture) and James Haig Streeter (Landscape) formed the terrain to maximise passive cooling from the prevailing winds and to accommodate multiple sporting activities. The dramatic landscape features a subterranean walkway with cooling tunnel segments and a series of dynamic, looping running tracks. Oxygen Park is now a vibrant destination for the community – and a perfect antidote to the desert heat.