Turner & Townsend wins Qatar design competition


Consultancy, delivery and operations firm, Turner and Townsend together with a team from the North East of England, has won the Build Qatar Live design competition.

The 48-hour international competition involved teams from 41 countries. It necessitated the use of cutting-edge digital technologies to design and virtually build a museum of architecture on a man-made island off the coast of Doha.

Turner & Townsend was a member of the BIM Academy team, a centre of excellence for Building Information Modelling (BIM) formed in 2011 between Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture.


Commenting on the win, Turner & Townsend associate director Dave Monswhite said: “The Build Qatar Live challenge had a set budget of £152m, which when translated into a high-specification building, and considering the need to set a new benchmark in our design, was actually a fairly tight budget for what we were trying to achieve.”

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