MSHEIREB DOWNTOWN DOHA

Doha, Qatar

Msheireb is a 35 hectare mixed-use masterplan for the regeneration of the historic heart of Doha. Allies and Morrison’s role has been the ‘architectural voice’ within the masterplan team, defining guidelines for an appropriate new architectural language for Qatar. Traditional typologies are reinterpreted in a contemporary way, to create a portion of the city with shaded, pedestrian-friendly spaces and to bring Qatari families back to dwell in the city centre.

The masterplan role has developed to include several major architectural projects, including the public buildings which form the Diwan Amiri Quarter, the first phase of residential and community buildings, the National Eid Ground and a sculptural enclosure for the city’s first sustainable cooling plant. With its first phases now coming to completion, the project stands as an exemplar of culturally sustainable urbanism in a region that is rapidly changing, building at a rapid pace. The masterplan was the recipient of the World Architecture Festival 2012 Future Project of the year.

 

Phase 1a
link to Diwan Amiri Quarter
link to Qatar National Archive
link to Tower Cooling Enclosure
link to Eid Prayer Ground

Phase 1b
link to Townhouses & Apartments
link to Juma’a Mosque

Team

Client
Arup for DohaLand
Structural Engineer and Lead Consultant
Arup
Services Engineer
Arup
Masterplanner
Arup/EDAW

Data

Area
35 ha
Location
Doha
Qatar