Msheireb, Doha, Qatar

A series of 28 luxury urban townhouses and 19 apartments for a key part of the Msheireb Downtown Doha masterplan. They act as a showpiece of a campaign that intends to reverse suburban sprawl in Doha and draw Qataris back into the city centre.

The concept is rooted in the traditional typologies of the communal garden, or fireej, and of the courtyard house. Each townhouse sits within a cluster and is arranged around a garden together with a shared majlis building to be used as a common gathering space. The fireej provides a naturally cooled place for neighbours.

The houses enjoy the contemporary amenities of basement parking, lifts and spacious, well-lit, contemporary space, with private courtyards and rooftop terraces – many with rooftop pools. The apartment layouts conform with particular requirements for traditional Qatari living arrangements and are provided with generous screen terraces.

The architecture draws on local traditions such as deep porched, sculpted facades, detailed cast patterns, and the inclusion of shared majlis rooms. Each home is designed to achieve maximum privacy, daylight and flexibility of use.


Frank Amankwah, Peter Bayley, Kristijan Cebzan, Giuliano Cosi, Finbarr Finn, Ian Hazard, Simon Gathercole, Raoul Kunz, Max Kettenacker, Sophie Lian Jie, Helen Logan, Tim Makower, Katerina Mathioudaki, Ewan Morrison, Jorn Rabach, Andrew Rixson, Sascha Rux, Alastair Warburton


link to Msheireb Downtown Doha masterplan


Msheireb Properties
Executive architects
Burns and McDonnell
Consulting Engineers
Structural engineer
Burns and McDonell
Consulting Engineers
Services engineer
Henderson Engineers
Quantity surveyors
Davis Langdon
Derek Porter Studio
Landscape architect
Burton Landscape
Architecture Studio


27,000 sqm including retail and common parts
Residential units
28 townhouses
19 apartments
Target Gold
Downtown Doha

International Property Awards