A subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, Dohaland’s $5.5bn (QR20bn) effort to regenerate Musheireb, Doha’s first and oldest business hub, is already witnessing construction on the first of its five phases.
Dohaland was launched on March 3, 2009 with a go-ahead from HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad to study the built environment of the past in the context of modern, innovative technologies and to blend it to create a new architectural language of the country.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 13. The enabling work is currently in progress on Phases 1A and 1B, making up almost half of the 35-hectare site, and the company will soon be handing out the contracts.
Phase 1A covers the construction of the Emiri Diwan Quarter, which includes Diwan Annex, Emiri Guard and the National Archive, and a heritage quarter that includes the Eid Prayer Ground and four heritage houses. [Read More]