Highly inventive architecture in The Gulf from major Dutch architects firm OMA: the National Library, the Public Library, the University Library, and the Heritage Collection, consists of valuable texts and manuscripts related to the Arab-Islamic civilization.
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The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), designed by MYAA, is located on the Education City Campus, Doha. The scheme provides world class teaching and faculty space and the Education City campus mosque.
In this exclusive report by Greek architectural photographer Pygmalion Karatzas we bring you the most interesting new buildings in Doha, Qatar. There is a wide range of new buildings in this affluent Gulf country, not just the obligatory ‘aren’t we doing well’ skyscrapers but also museums, parks and galleries.
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Oxygen Park, designed by AECOM, is inspired by wind-eroded rocks of the desert. The fluid paths and shaded running tracks are embedded in the topography. Team sport pitches, equestrian facilities and recreation areas with soundscapes combine to form an inspiring training ground.
Architects: Jean Nouvel
The National Museum, designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel, is inspired by the desert rose. The upcoming museum will combine historic objects and contemporary influences, opening up a dialogue around the impact of rapid change.
Chile-based architecture practice, ELEMENTAL wins from 26-strong longlist. Gifted with one of the most spectacular and historic sites in the centre of Doha, the Art Mill is expected to become one of the world’s leading cultural centres.
Architects: Veech X Veech
Vienna-based Veech X Veech expands Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar, by creating a landmark building and two broadcast media environments.
Crepe Bechamel modern restaurant serves with its elegance for it has gained power through its fresh interior fashion, achieved by Comelite Architecture & Structure.
Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct are designed to showcase Qatar’s culture. The new, 40,000-seat stadium building is a venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Designed with innovative solutions as an environmentally sustainable community of 450,000 residents and visitors, Lusail City incorporates a 38km light rail system to transport them throughout the city with direct connection to the wider Doha Metro network.
Design: Arup Associates; Arup Sport, architects
The design is a fluid and dynamic response to the site, to local environmental conditions and to the functional requirements of the stadium.
HOK’s designs are inspired by the natural forms created when water and land meet. Five interconnected retail islands, sculptural in shape, will be enclosed by a simple transparent membrane to create a light, sleek interior.