Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
This pillar rises from the atrium and goes the entire height of the building, which is three floors. This picture was taken form the second floor. I like the text embossed on it, it’s a quote in Arabic form the Amir, or King, of Qatar. The other side has a quote from Andrew Carnegie, the founder of the university, which reads My heart is in the work.
I like this building. The orange wall on the left curves into a huge semi-circle along one side. The roof consists of yellow beams with wide spaces in between, allowing a lot of sunlight.
Here’s an official translation of the quote:
What is needed is not simply to take one step forward, but to embark upon a comprehensive process that embraces modernity without trepidation and welcomes progress without fear.
- Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar
The date below his name is 1428 H., or 2007 A.D.
November 20, 2010