Msheireb Development

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Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Award

Region

Qatar

Local Authority Area

Not in UK/ROI

Information about this scheme

The Msheireb project, a 31 ha masterplan, has revived the old commercial heart of the city, fusing traditional Qatari heritage and aesthetics with contemporary architectural language and sustainable modern technology. Innovative new architecture has been introduced that isn't simply superficially striking but creates an architectural engagement with Doha’s essential character, creating built environments that reflect the culture and aspirations of the Qatari people. The mixed-use development comprises more than 100 buildings encompassing commercial, residential, retail, cultural and entertainment areas, designed to create a striking new quarter in Doha where new and historic architecture acts together to draw Qataris and international visitors into the heart of the city. The masterplan remains the historic centre of the area whilst also having a renewed purpose of being a major hub for cultural activities for both the community and a wider audience to enjoy. Open civic space has been provided, bringing together Qatari and international artists, performers and the public, to celebrate, preserve, sustain and develop an understanding of the arts and culture of Qatar, the Middle East and the World. This new exciting civic space provides a facility for community interaction, social exchange and social inclusion at all levels. The new attractions have encouraged creative businesses to locate in the area and diversify the local economy; and links with education providers has introduced young people to the area.

John McAslan + Partners designed sixteen projects within the four-phased masterplan including the Jumaa Mosque, Heritage House Museums and Cultural Forum.

Credits

Quantity Surveyor

Davis Langdon

Multidisciplinary Engineer

Buro Happold

Museum Designer

Barker Langham

Exhibition Consultant

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Client

Msheireb Properties

Architect

John McAslan + Partners

Landscape Architect

John McAslan + Partners

Applicant

John McAslan + Partners

Masterplanner

Arup with Aecom and Allies and Morrison

Architect

Allies and Morrison

Architect

Eric Parry Architects

Architect

Mossessian Architecture

Architect

Adjaye Associates

Architect

HOK

Architect

Gensler

Architect

Makower Architects

Architect

Squire and Partners

Architect

Mangera Yvars Architects

Primary Use Class

Sui Generis - Other Use Class not listed above