University Of Kalamoon

 

Choosing the location of the University has taken into account the need of its proximity to the main intersection between the southern and northern muhavazat (governates), i.e. the Damascus-Homs International highway. The founder (Al-Nibras Co.) carried out a regional study of district to determine the best possible site for the location of the University, which was found to be in the middle of the four towns of Qara, Deirattiah, Nabek, and Yabroud, in the middle between Deirattiah and Nabek, and at an approximately equal distance from Qara and Yabroud. It is also 100 meters off the international highway to the eastern side.

The total area of the University campus is about 500,000 square meters (500 donums), with the possibility of a future expansion by about 500 donums more.
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University Main Campus
The owning company had identified the areas for educational buildings along the western part of the site, followed by an elongated axis at the centre of the general site to ensure the availability of central pedestrian movement for the students, linking the educational buildings with the accommodation units and the axis of the main entrance, as well as the University Presidency to the north with the commercial centre to the south.

Plans are also underway to build a commercial shopping mall, the profits of which are to go to the University fund to support the educational process and to handle any future financial needs which could occur as a result of generous spending on sophisticated and state-of-the-art equipment, and most importantly for attracting distinctive and highly qualified teaching staff. Two buildings were designed on the main campus to host the University Central library and the Restaurant. These two buildings have been built right in the centre of the University campus to allow easy access to them by students from all surrounding buildings.
Large open areas were designed around those buildings to enable students to gather for celebrating special cultural, scientific or social events or occasions.
All the buildings of the university were provided with up-to-date telecommunication systems including internal and external telephone lines, Internet and Intranet, and a wireless computer network.
Special parking lots for students’ cars have been built off-campus for students and on-campus for staff and employees (accessible only through special permits). The university also provides a fleet of coaches for students’ and employees’ daily transportation to and from some of main cities of the country.
 
 
 
 
Architectural Style
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The architectural designs adopted the concept of striking a balance between internal and external spaces and vice versa in order to generate a sense of relaxation. That is due to the fact that the feeling of a third dimension of space, as well as the contiguity with skyline stimulates contemplation and psychological comfort in students and administrative personnel alike.
The owning company also made a touch of modernity on the local architectural design by adopting and developing local features, based on modern engineering techniques.
In addition, it took into consideration the unforeseeable future needs of the University which have been left to the future generations to evaluate and assess. Therefore, a whole island has been left at the north-western side of the campus without any buildings for possible future expansion, depending upon the various needs of the University in the coming years.
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