Jawaan School Rehabilitation

Doha Group Trading and Contracting

Education Builds

Jawaan School Rehabilitation

The Jawaan School Rehabilitation for Special Education Needs (SEN) is a project, under Ashghal (employer) and Doha Group Trading & Contracting (contractor). It involves a plot area of 26,456 sqm and a built-up area of 6,311 sqm, focusing on the school building, cafeteria, sports hall, and comprehensive landscape development. The project caters specially for students with autistic spectrum disorder. Today with escalating incidence of autism and advent of inclusive education, it has become vital to explore the scope of design for autism. However, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders are part of a growing population that is usually ignored in design. The needs of those with ASD are excluded entirely from all building codes and design guidelines. Hence, the early engagement with Special Needs Education Need expert ensured true understanding of End user requirements and helped in the implementation of the best latest practices related to designing for students with autism spectrum.

In addition, this building achieves a GSAS 3-star sustainable rating. Renovation of this old existing building is a positive sample of Nation’s strategy aimed to reduce building operational carbon to zero, lessening contribution to climate change.



Ashghal (Employer) 

Doha Group Trading and Contracting (Contractor) 

Built up Area (BUA)

6,311 sqm


Lead Design Consultancy and GSAS Construction Supervision   



Al Hazm Markhiya Area , Zone 67, Street 880, Building 201, Doha, Qatar


G + 1

Scope of Work

Architectural Design, Safety Design, Mechanical Design, Electrical Design, Structural Design, Sustainability, and Authority Approvals 


TRUST was engaged for comprehensive design and authority approval services encompassing architecture, interior design, structural redesign, mechanical, electrical, and fire safety. Working hand in hand with both TRUST Sustainability and SEN experts, TRUST implemented various measures in design, such as using eco- friendly materials, low-VOC, formaldehyde-free paint for walls, incorporating low-impact, acoustically suitable floor coverings, and adopting acoustical ceilings with concealed MEP elements. Reflective surfaces were avoided, materials were chosen for easy maintenance, and local sourcing of materials was prioritized. SEN safety considerations, accessibility, and wheelchair-friendly modifications further reflect their commitment to inclusive design. Comprehensive structural assessment was done to ensure safety of existing building and integration of new enclosures over existing atriums, strengthening was done at part of structures that required it, with main aim of maintaining already existing elements including main steel roof structure spanning above the courtyard. HVAC system was entirely replaced to enhance indoor air comfort and indoor quality for building users.

The transformation aims to optimize the school's facilities and environment, ensuring they meet the unique requirements of SEN students, enabling them to reach their fullest potential despite any physical or mental limitations.