For the 2016 London Festival of Architecture, Allies and Morrison hosted an exhibition at our studios, jointly organised with the British Council. Entitled Streets of Doha, it focused on the investigations and outputs of the ten day Unlimited Doha Design Prize (UDDP) residency convened by the British Council in March 2016. The initiative brought together young design talent from the UK and Gulf States to collaborate on an urban design challenge.

Participants in the UDDP were tasked with developing proposals that would enhance accessibility in the Doha Al Jadeeda and Al Ghanam neighbourhoods in inner Doha. They used the emerging quarter of Msheireb Downtown Doha, widely considered an exemplar for sustainable urban development in the region, as a case study to learn from.

After a period of intense observation, much of it out in the streets of old Doha, design residents formed four teams to develop their design ideas.

Streets of Doha presents the findings of design residents, including their observations of Msheireb Downtown Doha, Doha Al Jadeeda and Al Ghanem, along with the schemes developed by each of the four teams.