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Doha: The Latest Architecture and News

OMA and Squint/Opera Release Video of Qatar's Autonomous "Hospital of the Future"

OMA / Reinier de Graaf and Squint/Opera have released a new video of the "Al Daayan Health District", a low-rise hospital prototype which responds to the medical field's rapid change through the potential of modularity, prefabrication, and automation. The project features prefabricated modular units, local farms for food and medicine, and high-tech facilities across gardens and water features.

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OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, and ELEMENTAL to Design Three New Museums in Qatar

Following Qatar's ambitious museum-building project to further promote cultural institutes in the country, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums has announced that OMA, Herzog & de Meuron, and ELEMENTAL will be designing three new museums in Doha that explore the themes of Islamic art, contemporary art, and evolution of the automobile industry respectively.

Qatar National Library / OMA. Image © Iwan Baan – OMAQatar National Library / OMA. Image © Iwan Baan – OMAQatar National Library / OMA. Image © Iwan Baan – OMA National Museum of Qatar / Atelier Jean Nouvel. Image © Iwan Baan+ 5

Oxygen Park / AECOM

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Explore the Full List of Football Stadiums Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

After years of preparation, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, one of the most anticipated global events of this year, is finally nearing inauguration. The quadrennial international men's football championship is scheduled to be held in Qatar, the first time in an Arab country, from the 21st of November to the 18th of December 2022. Ever since FIFA announced that Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup back in 2010, preparations on a total of 8 stadiums have been in full force, especially since it well be held in a country with critical climate conditions.

Al Thumama Stadium. Image via Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & LegacyAl Janoub Stadium. Image via Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & LegacyStadium 974. Image via Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & LegacyAhmad Bin Ali Stadium. Image via Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy+ 50

M7 Cultural Forum / John McAslan + Partners

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OMA / Reinier de Graaf and Buro Happold Reveal Autonomous Design for Health District in Qatar

OMA / Reinier de Graaf and Buro Happold have unveiled their design for the Al Daayan Health District in Doha, Qatar. The project explores the "potential of modularity, prefabrication, and automation in relation to the rapid changes in medical science" on a 1.3 million-sqm plot with low cost, cross-shaped modular units that are prefabricated on site. In addition to the prefabrication of the units, a local high-tech farm will supply food and medical plants for medicine production, and a solar farm will allow the district to function autonomously.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences / John McAslan + Partners

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Doha, Qatar
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  20000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Cassina, Duravit, Kone, Alexander Lamont, FLOS, +1

Msheireb Downtown Doha Masterplan / Allies and Morrison + AECOM + Arup

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UNStudio Completes First 37 Stations on the Doha Metro Network, in Qatar

UNStudio has unveiled images of the first finished stations on the new Doha Metro Network, one of the most advanced and fastest driverless systems in the world. Phase one of the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP), involved the construction of three metro lines (Red, Green, and Gold), with 37 stations currently having been completed.

Msheireb Station. Image © Hufton+CrowMsheireb Station. Image © Hufton+CrowDECC Station. Image © Hufton+CrowQatar National Library Station. Image © Hufton+Crow+ 19

Hamad International Airport Passenger Terminal Complex / HOK

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Doha, Qatar

National Museum of Qatar Shop Interiors / Koichi Takada Architects

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Doha, Qatar

Sidra Medical and Research Center / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

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Jean Nouvel's National Museum of Qatar Opens to the Public

The Jean Nouvel-designed National Museum of Qatar has opened to the public in Doha. The architectural concept for the scheme has been inspired by the desert rose, and seeks to create a dialogue between the fluid, contemporary architectural form of the museum, and the historic objects it will contain. As quoted in a recent press release by Qatar Museums, the scheme will “give a voice to Qatar’s heritage whilst celebrating its future.” The museum opened to a lavish ceremony attended by architect Nouvel, and celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Johnny Depp.

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Qatar National Library / OMA

© Iwan Baan – OMADelfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti © OMADelfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti © OMA© Iwan Baan – OMA+ 48

Doha, Qatar
  • Architects: OMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  45000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  KEIM, UniFor, Cricursa
  • Professionals : Arup Acoustics

The 10 Tallest Uncompleted Skyscrapers

We all know a little about the world's tallest buildings—those engineering feats which define their cities and become symbols of human achievement—but what of the buildings that never took their planned place in their respective skylines? In 2014, The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) released a report listing the 20 tallest buildings that were never completed (an up-to-date list is also maintained on their website here). In order to be considered "never completed," all of the buildings in the report had begun site work, but construction was completely halted with no reports indicating it will continue. Read on to find out the top 10 tallest uncompleted buildings in 2018 after the break.

See the Progress of Zaha Hadid Architects' World Cup Stadium in Qatar, Set to Open This Year

Construction of Zaha Hadid ArchitectsAl Wakrah Stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is marching forward, with an opening date anticipated by the end of 2018. As shown in a video released by the Supreme Committee for Legacy & Delivery, the stadium’s concrete lower bowl has been poured and its massive roof pillars have been successfully installed.

A Modular, Demountable Stadium Built From Shipping Containers Will Be Erected for Qatar 2022 World Cup

The design of the seventh stadium being constructed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has been revealed. Designed by Fenwick Iribarren Architects, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be constructed from a series of modified shipping containers sitting within a steel framework, allowing it to be quickly assembled, disassembled and then reassembled in a new location following the conclusion of the event.

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OMA's Qatar National Library Opens to the Public

The OMA-designed Qatar National Library has opened to the public in the Education City district of Doha, Qatar, giving residents access to a wealth of top-of-the-line facilities, including computer labs, group study spaces, a writing center, innovation stations offering 3D-printing tools and musical instruments, and of course, a massive library containing more than one million books, periodicals and special collections.

Some stunning shots of the library have already begun to circulate across social media streams, showing off the building’s striking form and expansive interiors, including the open rows of stacks, hanging seating lounges, interactive media walls, and central labyrinth, among other features.

Check out some first looks at the building below, and stayed tuned for professional photos next week.

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