“Msheireb Downtown is fundamentally rooted in Qatar’s heritage but simultaneously seeks to accentuate modern environmental management and international standards in sustainability through its groundbreaking architectural and design techniques. We believe HOK is an ideal partner to help fulfill our vision.”
The project uses sustainability and heritage to lead innovation in urban living in Qatar’s capital city. HOK’s design converts the heart of the city into a model community with the amenities of an ideal city, creating a new central destination in Doha. It will transform the urban landscape and to become a model for regional development by developing modern architecture that draws from the history of Doha.
Phase Four consists of a major public plaza and 12 mixed-use buildings. The proposed building uses include commercial office buildings, residential and retail space, a hotel and a group of medical office buildings containing clinical and administrative programs.
HOK’s design draws on Qatari aesthetic principles of simplicity, elegance, calm proportions and balance. Traditional architectural elements used across the development inform the sustainable design techniques. The design takes advantage of climatic conditions to provide cooling and shade. It also incorporates modern techniques such as solar energy.
The master plan observes a series of sustainable design objectives to optimize microclimatic effects, enhance thermal comfort, maximize water and energy efficiency, encourage waste management and reduce carbon emissions.
3 million sq. ft. / 280,000 sq. m.
74 acres / 30 hectares
Energy reduction from average existing office building