KEO won this prestigious design competition against six international design firms from the United States and the United Kingdom. Our design allows access to multiple advanced IT and media services for both the faculty and students of the IT College. The overall objective was to provide a flexible and scalable environment to maximize the utilization of the latest technology provide advanced teaching, learning and administrative resources. Technology and infrastructure standards guided the design and implementation of technology, to the extent that it places the college in the forefront of IT education and research in the Middle East.
Surrounding the core is a landscaped, naturally lit garden atrium, 36 meters by 36 meters in plan and four storeys high. The central atrium contains glass bridges which connect the core with the rest of the building. It is also the location of the student lounges, and allows circulation with a continuous view of the glass-enclosed core and its operations. Around the atrium, at ground level, access is provided to the prayer halls, study halls, cafeteria and student lounges.