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post updated 14 July 2021

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This page lists the principal Qatar building designs. We cover completed Qatar buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and design competitions across The Gulf and the Middle East. The focus is on contemporary Qatar buildings.

Qatar Architecture News

Qatar Architecture News

15 May 2017
ELEMENTAL Wins Art Mill International Design Competition in Doha, Qatar

ELEMENTAL Art Mill Concept Design:
Art Mill International Design Competition ELEMENTAL winning design |
image © Malcolm Reading Consultants and Elemental

This Chile-based architecture practice, ELEMENTAL, has won the Art Mill International Design Competition, a global search to find an outstanding team to design one of the world’s leading cultural centres.

Art Mill International Design Competition in Doha, Qatar

Doha Building Photos
Museum of Islamic Art Doha
photograph © Pygmalion Karatzas
Doha Architecture Photos – 20 Nov 2013
New architecture images by Pygmalion Karatzas for e-architect

Old Doha Prize – 18 Nov + 24 Jul 2013
Organiers: The British Council + Qatar Museums Authority
Old Doha Prize
image from organisers
The British Council and Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), on behalf of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, are inviting UK architects to be part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture by entering the Old Doha Prize – a week long design residency and competition in Doha from 17-24 November 2013.

Qatar World Cup Stadiums Health & Safety Controversy – 6 Oct 2013
World Cup 2022: football cannot ignore worker deaths
Qatar World Cup Stadium
image from architects
However The Guardian reports that the FIFA President Sepp Blatter said “You are looking to the future and I can’t look to the future. I am going to Qatar now and we will put the situation of Qatar with the situation we are facing with their responsibility,” he said. “We have plenty of time concerning Qatar but it is 2022, it is in nine years.”

World Cup Stadiums FIFA 2022 – Buildings
AS&P, ProProjekt and Serviceplan
FIFA World Cup Stadium Al Wakrah
image from architect
World Cup Stadiums Qatar

Burj QatarEmporis Skyscraper Award 2012 shortlisted
Burj Qatar
photo © CSCEC

The Valley City, between Doha + Al Khor, Qatar
Design: MZ Architects
The Valley City Qatar
image from architect
The Valley City, between Doha + Al Khor, Qatar – LEAF Award winner, Sep 2013
Located on a 3 million-sqm plot in the heart of the desert, between the historic cities of Doha and Al Khor the VCQ is envisioned as a modern city designed to attract middle-income Qatari citizens as well as expatriates and their families from all over the world.

HIA Airport City, Doha, Qatar
Design: OMA
Airport City Building Doha
image from architect
Airport City Buildings Doha – 13 Mar 2013
Rem Koolhaas commented “We are delighted and honored to participate in the exciting growth of Doha, in a project that is perhaps the first serious effort anywhere in the world to interface between an international airport and the city it serves.”
Partner-in-charge Iyad Alsaka commented “Doha’s Airport City is an important addition to the realization of OMA’s work in urbanism and will incorporate unprecedented transport planning opportunities; we look forward to collaborating with the HIA to meet the objectives of this ambitious project.”

Bu El Qubeb & Ahmed Bin Ali Markets, Doha
Design: SAMOO Architects & Engineers
Doha Buildings
image from architect
Bu El Qubeb & Ahmed Bin Ali Markets – 21 Feb 2013
This project is located in the historical district of old Doha on the northeastern intersection of Grand Hammad Street and Ali Bin Abdulla Street. Bu El Qubeb Mosques have been recently restored on the site in order to preserve its traditional style. The goal of this project was to reinterpret the meaning of these traditional buildings, and to provide a solution for it to coexist in the urban fabric.

CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2012 – winner news
Doha Tower
Doha Tower
image Courtesy Ateliers Jean Nouvel
CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide – 19 Oct 2012
This building design by French architect Jean Nouvel, was named Best Tall Building Worldwide by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Doha Tower, which was first named the Best Tall Building in the Middle East and Africa, took the overall award out of the four regional winners. The building was honored for incorporating elements of traditional regional design with modern technologies to create an environmentally-sensitive icon for Qatar’s capital.

VIP Palace Complex Doha
Design: Mak Architects Inc.
Palace Complex Building Doha
image from architects
VIP Palace Complex Doha – 17 Aug 2012
The VIP Palace master plan is organized along a main East to West axis, which provides a linear layout and the hierarchy of the palace complex. The ultimate aim of the design is to unite the rich culture of Qatar with contemporary 21st century design, by using the most advanced building technology and passive green strategies.

Health & Wellness Facilities, Education City, Doha, Qatar
GHD Global Pty Ltd
Health Wellness Doha
image © Reid Fenwick Asociados
Health Wellness Doha – 25 Jun 2012
The Health and Wellness Facilities in Doha, Qatar is a spectacular project which is conceived to be the main sports facilities for the Education City Complex.
The objective of the project is to develop an existing site designated within the overall Masterplan, for a Sports Facility to service the students and staff of the University Campus of Education City with the ability to practice sport in a facility which is of the most modern and is tailored to their specific needs. Sustainable Design has been incorporated into the project.

Lusail Marina Mall
Lusail Marina Mall
image : HOK
Lusail Marina Mall – 5 Mar 2012 + 18 Nov 2011
HOK London has been granted planning approval from Lusail Municipality for its Marina Mall designs, a prime retail and leisure facility, located on the east coast of Qatar.

Museum Islamic Art Park, Doha
I M Pei
Museum of Islamic Art Qatar
Courtesy of the Museum of Islamic Art
Museum Islamic Art Park – 6 Jun 2011
Located on the grounds of the world-renowned Museum of Islamic Art, the nearly 280,000-square-meter (68-acre), crescent-shaped park is designed by Pei Partnership Architects of New York and will feature a vertical steel sculpture by internationally acclaimed American artist Richard Serra. The as-yet-untitled sculpture is Richard Serra’s first public artwork in the Middle East. Details of the MIA Park’s grand opening and related public events will be announced at a later date.

Al Barahat Square, Musheireb development, Doha, Qatar
mossessian & partners
Al Barahat Square
picture © Msheireb Properties
Musheireb Doha – 14 Jun 2011

Qatar Architecture

Qatar Building Designs, alphabetical:

Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy – building proposal, Doha

Leigh & Orange Ltd

Aspire Tower, Sports City, Doha
Hadi Simaan and AREP, architects
Aspire Tower Qatar
image from architect
Aspire Tower Doha

Barwa Financial District, Doha
KEO International Consultants
Barwa Financial District Doha
image from architect
Barwa Financial District Doha Buildings

Lusail Iconic Stadium Building
Foster + Partners
Lusail Iconic Stadium
image from architect
Lusail Iconic Stadium

Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art
Jean-François Bodin
Arab Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
I M Pei architect
Museum of Islamic Art Doha
Courtesy of the Museum of Islamic Art
Museum of Islamic Art Doha

National Museum of Qatar Building
Jean Nouvel architects
National Museum of Qatar Jean Nouvel
image by Artefactory, © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
National Museum of Qatar Design
Marking the next stage of its program to develop Qatar into a hub of culture and communications for the Gulf region and the world, the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) today revealed its plans for the new National Museum of Qatar building, as expressed in a striking and evocative design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel.

Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium – FIFA World Cup Building
Arup Associates
Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium
photograph : Gem Advertising & Publications
Qatar 2022 Showcase Stadium
The architects’ 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.
As part of the bid, Arup Associates has designed a 500-seater “model stadium” that will be carbon zero and be a development platform to refine these technologies for application across Qatar and potentially across all arid regions.

Qatar Ford Showroom, Doha
Zoom Architects
Qatar Ford Showroom Doha
image from architect
Qatar Ford Showroom

Qatar Science and Technology Park – QSTP Building
Woods Bagot architects
Qatar Science and Technology Park
image from architect
Qatar Science and Technology Park

Sherborne Qatar School
Sherborne Qatar School : Competition Shortlist. Apr 2011

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Developments in countries nearby

Bahrain Building
Bahrain World Trade Center
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Jordan Architecture
King Abdullah II House of Culture & Art
building image from Zaha Hadid

Dubai Buildings
Dubai Architecture
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Israeli Architecture
Israeli Building
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Oman Buildings
Mutrah Fishmarket
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