Doha architecture forum: Making and re-making the city

The Doha Architecture Forum (DAF) have invited founding partners Bob Allies and Graham Morrison to reflect on regeneration and design, exploring how cities make buildings and buildings make cities. They will present the next DAF Lecture on Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

They will discuss major projects in London, Qatar, Lebanon and Oman offering insights into how to realise urban transformation sensitively and responsibly, covering topics such as the design of completely new cities, the role of the single building in the urban context and the legacy at Msheireb Downtown Doha, exploring the particular significance of this project and the way in which urban design takes part in the shaping of cultural identity.

The DAF lecture coincides with the completion of the Diwan Amiri and Heritage Quarters, the first complete pieces of Msheireb Downtown Doha. Allies and Morrison has had a sitewide role in developing the architectural masterplan for the project and is the architect of a number of individual buildings within the scheme. The practice’s completed buildings include the Msheireb Enrichment Centre, Qatar National Archive, Eid Prayer Ground, Cooling Tower and Amiri Annex. A second wave of buildings designed by Allies and Morrison, including housing, offices and a mosque are currently under construction.


Making and Re-making the City will take place at the Msheireb Enrichment Centre, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 from 6:30-8:30pm.