Old Doha Regeneration Framework, Doha, Qatar

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The Old Doha Regeneration Framework is the first heritage-led regeneration project within the state of Qatar. It proposes renewing the historic streets and buildings of Doha’s city centre – the repair of a distinctive urban fabric, in combination with a new contemporary vernacular for Qatar.

The project encompasses two neighbourhoods, Al Doha Al Jadeeda and Al Ghanem, providing mixed-use development, with a combination of high, medium and low density streets : a balanced social mix.

This house is the ‘spice’ which makes the neighbourhood special
Demolition in Qatari Character Zones is prevented
Contrasts in Scale can be wonderful
A combination of Old + New and Large + Small brings env, socio-cultural and eco value
1/4 This house is the ‘spice’ which makes the neighbourhood special
Ground Floor Plan
Roof Plan
1/2 Ground Floor Plan

The site is 10 minutes walk from the Corniche, Old Souk, the Museum of Islamic Art and the National Museum, and minutes by train from the business district of West Bay. It will be a prime tourist destination at the time of the World Cup in 2022, but its primary objective is to create a vibrant community and a long-term legacy of healthy and sustainable urban living.

B Ring Road East - Current condition / Transformation of the edge
B Ring Road West - Current condition / Transformation of the edge
A Ring Road West - Current condition / Transformation of the edge
A Ring Road East - Current condition / Transformation of the edge
Al Matar Street - Current condition / Revitalised
Al Ghanem Square - Current condition / An urban square
Al Wifaq Street - Current condition / Neighbourhood commercial spine with community services and retail
East Gateway - Current condition / Major gateway with prime office addresses
1/8 B Ring Road East - Current condition / Transformation of the edge

Location

Doha, Qatar

Date

2016

Status

Area Action plan adopted;

new conservation status now in process

Size

80ha, 8-12 million sq ft