Dohaland project wins architectural awards
Doha, February 5, 2011
Qatari development company Dohaland’s flagship project Musheireb has won two awards at the recent Mipim Architectural Review Future Projects awards in Doha, through one of its appointed architects, mossessian & partners.
The Mixed Use category and the Overall Winner was awarded for the mixed use cluster of buildings around the Al Barahat Square, a new civic space in Doha, Qatar, and the centrepiece of Phase 1B of Dohaland’s QR20 billion ($5.5 billion) Musheireb development.
Founded in 2002, the Mipim Architectural Review Future Projects Awards include eight categories and are awarded every year for international projects that are under construction.
The judges seek out projects that combine architectural excellence and consideration for the context, both environmental and social.
'The architectural design that mossessian & partners have developed for the Musheireb project has truly been groundbreaking and we share their delight in winning this prestigious award,” said Issa M Al Mohannadi, Dohaland's CEO.
“The recognition underscores Dohaland's leadership position in urban regeneration internationally and is testament to our commitment to engage with the best in class partners.'
Mossessian & partners is one of four practices working on the Phase 1B of the Musheireb scheme, a pioneering 35 hectare project that aims to revive, regenerate and conserve the historical downtown of Qatar’s capital city.
Due for completion in 2016, Dohaland’s mixed-use scheme will offer residential, commercial, retail and leisure facilities and involves the construction of over 100 buildings, all of which will be constructed by Dohaland.
Mossessian & partners’ design for the mixed use cluster of buildings around the Al Barahat Square features a 65,000 sq m civic space comprising nine mixed-use, residential, commercial and retail buildings around a major public square at the heart of the Musheireb scheme.
The judges of the Mipim Architectural Review Future Projects Awards applauded the scheme for the significant attempt to create “a contemporary vernacular architecture in the Gulf. Public space is combined with extensive shading and its scale relates to everyday life”. – TradeArabia News Service