Piano, Chipperfield, Fujimoto Among 26 Considered to Transform Doha Flour Mill into Museum Complex

Piano, Chipperfield, Fujimoto Among 26 Considered to Transform Doha Flour Mill into Museum Complex

Renzo Piano, David Chipperfield, Sou Fujimoto, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and ELEMENTAL are among 26 celebrated architects that have been longlisted in an international competition that seeks to transform the Qatar Flour Mills in Doha's Arabian Gulf into a massive "Art Mill." Moving on to the competition's second stage, the remaining architects will now develop site strategies that focus on the mill's connection to the city. The complete longlist includes:

  • Ábalos + Sentkiewicz
  • Adam Khan Architects
  • Aires Mateus e Associados
  • Arab Engineering Bureau
  • Atelier Bow-Wow
  • Barozzi / Veiga
  • David Chipperfield Architects
  • EAA Emre Arolat Architects
  • Eduardo Souto de Moura Architects
  • Elemental
  • Grupo Aranea
  • heneghan peng architects
  • Johnston Marklee
  • junya.ishigami + associates
  • Lacaton & Vassal
  • Mangado Architects_Mangado & Associados
  • Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
  • Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
  • Noero Architects and The Matrix... cc Urban Designers and Architects
  • OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen + l’AUC
  • Patkau Architects
  • Project Meganom
  • Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Rice+Lipka Architects
  • SO-IL
  • Sou Fujimoto Architects 

"The Qatar Flour Mills Company has a distinguished name within the Gulf as a pioneer in food production," said Qatar Museums' chairperson Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. "Now that it is re-locating to the new port, we are grateful to be given this building. In converting and reinventing it, we hope to feed the community with the latest cultural developments and artistic creations from around the world – as well as establishing a strong platform for the Arab world to present their work within Qatar’s international context."

It is hoped that the Art Mill will "conceived as a vibrant and multi-layered civic and cultural presence, a focus for the emerging campus of museums and cultural institutions at the eastern end of the Corniche." It's site, extending into the Doha Bay, will adjoin to a park around I.M. Pei's Museum of Islamic Art, nearby the Corniche and Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar (under construction).

A shortlist of five architects will be announced in 2016.

The competition was launched by Qatar Museums and is being organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Piano, Chipperfield, Fujimoto Among 26 Considered to Transform Doha Flour Mill into Museum Complex" 17 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772003/piano-chipperfield-fujimoto-among-26-considered-to-transform-doha-flour-mill-into-museum-complex> ISSN 0719-8884

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