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Qatar Architecture Designs – chronological list

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Qatar Architecture News 2022, chronological:

Doha airport interior design
Hamad Airport Expansion interior design
photograph © Adrian Welch
Hamad Airport Expansion Doha, Qatar

8 February 2024
Lusail Museum, Doha
Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Lusail Museum building design by Herzog & de Meuron
image Courtesy Qatar Museums
Lusail Museum Building Design
Qatar Museums today released new renderings and a virtual flythrough video of the future Lusail Museum, revealing new details of the building for this world-class arts institution and global think tank designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.

4 December 2023
Qatar Museums Design Biennial, Doha
M7 Design & Technology Museum, Doha, Qatar
photo courtesy of architects office
Design Doha Qatar Biennial
First Edition of the Biennial, hosted in Qatar’s Doha Design District, to Consist of Regional Survey of Arab Designers, New Commissions,
Juried Awards, Panel Conversations with Global Industry Leaders, Collaborations with regional design studios, coaching programs on the business of design, and Special Events.

30 October 2023
Memorandum of Understanding with JMJ Group Holding in partnership with Qetaifan Projects
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Memorandum of Understanding signing Doha Qatar
photo courtesy of architects office
Memorandum of Understanding signing, Doha
In partnership with Qetaifan Projects, the real estate developer for Qetaifan Island North in Qatar, JMJ Group Holding has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zaha Hadid Architects. The agreement was announced during Cityscape Qatar 2023 at the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center (DECC), and was signed by Sheikh Jabor bin Mansour Al Thani, JMJ Group Holding Chairman and Director Gianluca Racana representing Zaha Hadid Architects.

19 April 2023
‘Building a Creative Nation’ – Qatar Exhibition, Venice, Italy
Art Mill Museum Qatar
image © Qatar Museums
Qatar 2023 Venice Biennale Exhibition
On the occasion of 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Qatar Creates will present the documentary exhibition ‘Building a Creative Nation’, the first presentation outside the country of Qatar’s next generation of cultural institutions. Hosted at ACP – Palazzo Franchetti, the exhibition will be on view from 14 May – 26 November, 2023.

23 Nov 2022
Hamad Airport Expansion, Doha
Architects: Aedas
Hamad Airport Expansion Doha Qatar
image courtesy of architecture practice
Hamad Airport Expansion, Doha
As The FIFA World Cup 2022 host, Doha has started the expansion of the Hamad International Airport (HIA) Central Concourse Project in 2019 to accommodate more than 58 million passengers annually. This major Persian Gulf architecture project is completed and opened in November 2022.

16 Dec 2022
The Lusail Museum Building News
The new Lusail Museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will break ground in 2023.

The Lusail Museum is a museum of ideas and their history with a local anchor. It aims to provide an engaging and thought-provoking experience for visitors that addresses historic and contemporary cultural encounters.

The journey starts in Lusail, and the location and its innate connection to the Founder, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, connects the narrative to Qatar, its history and its current soft power policy. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron and currently under development in Lusail City, Qatar, the museum offers insight into the movement of ideas and perspectives to reveal complex layers of perception, power and politics, which continue to frame how different people around the world understand each other today. The ground-breaking of the Museum will take place in 2023. Dr. Xavier Dectot has served as the Director of the Lusail Museum since 2019.

19 Nov 2022
Lusail Stadium Building
Design: Foster + Partners
Lusail Stadium Qatar World Cup
image courtesy of architecture practice
Lusail Stadium Qatar World Cup
This football venue will host ten matches, including the Final Match on Sunday 18th December. Lusail Stadium is the centrepiece venue for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

29 Mar 2022
Qatar Auto Museum, Lusail Express Way
Designs: OMA
Qatar Auto Museum by OMA building design
image courtesy of architects practice
Qatar Auto Museum by OMA
Qatar Museums has announced plans for the Qatar Auto Museum in Doha designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), led by Pritzker Architecture Prize winning architect Rem Koolhaas. An exhibition introducing the project, A Sneak Peek at Qatar Auto Museum Project, opens today at the National Museum of Qatar.

29 Mar 2022
Three New Qatar Museum Building Designs
Designs: Herzog & de Meuron + OMA + ELEMENTAL
Three New Qatar Museum Buildings

  • Art Mill: architect Alejandro Aravena / ELEMENTAL
  • Lusail Museum: architect Jacques Herzog / Herzog & de Meuron
  • Qatar Auto Museum: architect Rem Koolhaas / OMA

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Qatar Architecture News 2020

8 Sep 2020
Doha Metro Network, Doha
Architects: UNStudio
Doha Metro Network Stations
Interior Msheireb (interchange) Station. photo © Hufton+Crow
Doha Metro Network Stations
With the Doha Metro, Qatar Railways has created one of the most advanced and fastest driverless metro systems in the world. Phase one of the project involved the construction of three metro lines (Red, Green and Gold), with 37 stations currently having been completed.

16 June 2020
Education City Stadium
Design: Fenwick-Iribarren Architects / Pattern Architects
Education City Stadium Qatar building
image courtesy of architects
Education City Stadium
Third completed venue for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is now ready to host matches.

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Qatar Architecture News 2019

30 Jun 2019 ; 7 Dec 2010
Qatar World Cup Stadium
Design: Arup Associates
Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium FIFA World Cup building
photograph : Gem Advertising & Publications
Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium
Arup Associates’ design for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Showcase is a distinctive building that was a major driver in Qatar’s sustainability plan and FIFA World Cup bid.

19 May 2019
Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah

7 May 2019
FIFA World Cup Stadiums

2 Apr 2019
Making Doha 1950-2030
Architects: OMA/AMO
Making Doha Exhibition Qatar Architecture News
photography : OMA
Making Doha 1950-2030 Exhibition in Qatar
To inaugurate its temporary exhibition gallery, the new National Museum of Qatar presents an exploration of the ongoing urban and architectural development of the capital city, Making Doha 1950-2030, on view from 28 March through 30 August 2019.

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Qatari Architectural Updates 2016 – 2018

30 Jun 2018
Qatar National Library Shortlisted at World Architecture Festival 2018 Awards

Qatar National Library in Doha is one of 536 shortlisted entries across 81 countries:

World Architecture Festival Awards 2018 Shortlist

22 Jun 2018
Doha Interior Design Shortlisted for Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

The awards are a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.

Magnolia Bakery (Doha, Qatar) Marcel Wanders:
Magnolia Bakery, Doha, Qatar Building News, by Marcel Wanders
image courtesy of awards organisers
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2018

17 Apr 2018
Qatar National Library, Doha
Architects: OMA
Qatar National Library in Doha
photo © Iwan Baan
Qatar National Library Building in Doha
The physical impact of books has been important in terms of my entire formation. The first books that fascinated me were the fairy tales of Grim illustrated by Gustave Doré. I still remember the physical nature of those books as one of the strongest memories of my entire life. In the 1950s I would spend time in the library of the Stedelijk Museum – almost like in a living room.

23 Nov 2017
Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha
Architects: MYAA
Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha
image courtesy of MYAA
Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha
The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), is located on the Education City Campus, Doha. The scheme provides world class teaching and faculty space and the Education City campus mosque.

2 Nov 2017 + 19 Nov 2013
Qatar Architecture Photos
Katara cultural and heritage village Qatar Architecture News
photograph © Pygmalion Karatza
Doha Building Photos
Exclusive building pictures by Greek architectural photographer Pygmalion Karatzas showing the most intriguing new buildings in Qatar.

21 Aug 2017
Oxygen Park at Education City, Doha
Architects: AECOM
Oxygen Park, Education City, Doha - Qatar Architecture News
photo : Markus Elblaus
Oxygen Park, Education City, Doha
This new public space is designed for health and wellbeing in a desert environment. It was created with the local community in mind, providing open space for exercise, rest, and play. It is inspired by the wind eroded rocks and fluid land formations of the desert. The path and running tracks are embedded in the topography to create an exciting training ground with looping tracks, cooled tunnel segments, and steep hills.

21 Jun 2017 + 24 Mar 2010
National Museum of Qatar Building
Architects: Jean Nouvel
National Museum Qatar Architecture News
photograph Courtesy of Qatar Museums
National Museum of Qatar
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani visited the site of the upcoming National Museum of Qatar, shown round by H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums and Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al Mahmoud, Chief Executive Officer and Special Advisor to H.E. The Chairperson.

15 May 2017
Art Mill International Design Competition Winner
Art Mill International Design Competition ELEMENTAL winning design |
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Elemental
Art Mill International Design Competition
Chile-based architecture practice, ELEMENTAL, wins the Art Mill International Design Competition, a global search to find an outstanding team to design one of the world’s leading cultural centres. The architects office was selected by an international jury, from 26-strong longlist.

11 May 2017
Al Jazeera’s Headquarter, Doha
Architects: Veech X Veech
Al Jazeeras HQ Qatar Architecture News
photo © Hufton + Crow
Al Jazeera’s Headquarters Building Doha
The architecture practice were honored with this year’s Set of the Year Award at the NAB in Las Vegas, conferred by NewcastStudio, the most important trade platform for the broadcasting industry.

21 Dec 2016
Crepe Bechamel Restaurant, Doha
Design: Comelite Architecture & Structure (CAS)
Crepe Bechamel Restaurant Qatar Architecture News
image courtesy of architects
Crepe Bechamel Restaurant in Doha
This elegant interior design appears casual and cozy for couples. The contemporary well-crafted designs are eye-cathcing, employing glittering brown tones of the Marengo horse.

FIFA World Cup Qatar Stadiums
Qatar World Cup Stadiums

14 Nov 2016
Al Rayyan Stadium – FIFA World Cup Qatar
Design: Pattern Architects
Al Rayyan Stadium Qatar Architecture News
image courtesy of architects
Al Rayyan Stadium Qatar
Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct will be built on the site of Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) will deliver the new, 40,000-seat Al Rayyan Stadium, which is a proposed venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. AECOM is the stadium’s project manager, while the design work is being undertaken by Ramboll and Pattern Design.

12 Jul 2016
Lusail City Marina District, Doha
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Lusail City Marina District
image courtesy of architects
Lusail City Marina District in Doha
Fluidity is embedded within the region’s architectural heritage and traditions.

New Doha Tennis Stadium at Khalifa Sports Park

Lusail Iconic Stadium

Qatar Courthouse

Qatar Recreational Sport Facilities

Al Wakrah Stadium

A Palace For Nature

New City Development_Al Dhakira

Oryx Rotana Hotel

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Location: Qatar, Persian Gulf, The Middle East

Buildings in Qatar

Qatar Architecture

Museum of Islamic Art
Design: architect I.M. Pei
Museum of Islamic Art Doha
photograph © Pygmalion Karatza
Museum of Islamic Art Doha

Museum of Islamic Art Park
Design: architect I M Pei
Museum of Islamic Art Park Qatar
Courtesy of the Museum of Islamic Art
Museum Islamic Art Park

Aspire Tower Doha

Burj Qatar

Lusail Marina Mall

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Doha

Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art

Qatar Office Buildings

Qatar Science Technology Park

Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium

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