Topic: Qatar

Three GCC countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Three GCC member states have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain have all severed relations with Qatar amid allegations that the country is destabilising the Middle East through its support for terrorist organisations. Egypt, which is not a … More

B+H Architects discuss inspiration behind new Doha Institute campus

The incubation of new ideas lies at the heart of innovation – whether it be an alternative approach to dealing with social and political issues or the invention of a high-tech sustainable vehicle. A t this one million square feet campus, the Doha … More

There’s a 10 year gap between Qatar and Dubai hospitality markets says La Casa

According to Emad Jaber, managing partner of  architecture and engineering firm La Casa, the hospitality market in Qatar is 10 years junior to Dubai’s. “Qatar is very close to the Dubai model,” he says, “but it’s just not as developed. When it comes … More

Alejandro Aravena wins competition to design Art Mill cultural centre in Doha

Chilean Pritzker Prize-winner Alejandro Aravena‘s architecture firm Elemental has won an international competition to design the Art Mill museum on the historic waterfront of Doha. An international jury announced the selection of Elemental from an eight-strong shortlist, based on their strategies for the … More

Qatar infrastructure spend to reach $13bn in 2017

Qatar has earmarked $13bn in investments for 2017 with industry analysts predicting the market to peak within the first half of the year, ConstructionWeekOnline reports. With the country’s construction sector expected to account for 45% of investments between 2015 and 2018, Qatar’s construction … More

GAJ expands Qatar operation

Dubai-based design firm Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) is focusing on Qatar as the country continues to invest in its infrastructure. The company’s plan includes the appointment of a business development manager to overseeing its Doha operation and team in a bid to forge … More

Qatar has a more guided development plan than Dubai, says Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas spoke about OMA’s work in Qatar during his open air public lecture in Dubai last week, when the firm inaugurated its first building in the UAE. “Qatar is very different from Dubai in a sense that there is much less tolerance … More

In pictures: Images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art showcases complex geometries

New York-based photographer Yeugi ‘Jazzy’ Li has releases a series of images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art which opened in Doha, Qatar in 2008. The photographs depict the intricate geometry of the building’s architecture and interiors. The museum is situated on … More

First modular seating for Qatar 2022 Al Bayt Stadium installed

The first modular seating elements are set to be installed at Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City as construction continues to advance, according to the organisers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament. The stands of Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor … More

Jewers Doors lifts its tallest ever doors at 45m

UK-based firm Jewers Doors has lifted into place doors that are 45 metres high at the new Nakilat super yacht facility in Qatar, the firm said in a statement. The company has previously designed, manufactured and installed exceptionally large doors for buildings such … More

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