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Building on Tradition
Building on Tradition

Building on Tradition

Contemporary Qatari Architecture


240 Pages, 9.75 x 12.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $112.00 (US $112.00) (CA $150.00)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9781908531759

Rights: US & CA

Gilgamesh Publishing (Jun 2020)

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Msheireb is the world's first sustainable downtown regeneration project, that will revive the old commercial district with a new architectural language that is modern, yet inspired by traditional Qatari heritage and architecture—its proportion, simplicity, space, light, layering, ornament and response to climate. Utilising the latest in sustainable technologies, Msheireb will adhere to the highest standards in green building. The strategic objective of the Msheireb project is to reverse the pattern of development in Doha, which has tended towards isolated land use, reliance on car transportation and energy hungry structures. Msheireb Downtown Doha will become a new social and civic hub in the city centre—a place where it is enjoyable to live, work, shop, visit, and spend time with family and friends.

Author Biography

Ruth Slavid is Special Projects Editor for The Architects' Journal. She is the author of 10 Principles of Architecture, Micro: Very Small Buildings, Wood Architecture,  and Wood Houses.