Construction work will commence on Doha’s Sidra Village in January 2012, following the completion of enabling works.
This new ‘village’, designed by Allies & Morrison, will provide 1,165 flats for the nursing staff of the new Sidra hospital, as part of the wider Education City development.
Backed by developer Mazaya and Qatar Foundation, the new walled-community will provide a mix of one and two-bedroom flats plus a small mosque for 250 people.
It will also contain a community centre with a pool, gymnasium and multipurpose hall and commercial units for restaurants and cafes.
The masterplan is created by a strong east-west grain, two main diagonal access routes, a central square, two north-south secondary roads and a central ‘sika’.
Two and three-storey buildings are positioned to form courtyards and a space for parking between blocks.
The buildings along the diagonal streets and central square are finished with coloured render and stone cladding.
Sidra Villa will be delivered in phases over the next two years.