Two Books Published on The Development of Msheireb Downtown Doha And Msheireb Museums
Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, e launched two books developed in partnership with international researchers, architects, and urban planners, who partook in the restoration and building process of Msheireb Downtown Doha and Msheireb Museums.
The book launch took place in two special ceremonies, last week, in London, and were attended by HE the Ambassador of Qatar to UK, Yousef Al Khater, along with other VIPs, industry key players, international stakeholders, and international media.
The first book, ‘Msheireb Museums: Transforming Doha’s Heritage Houses’, showcases Msheireb Museums, which form a historical restoration of four traditional heritage houses in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world’s first sustainable regeneration project located in Qatar’s capital, Doha.
The second book, ‘Building on Tradition – The New Architectural Language of Qatar’, presents the ‘Seven Principles’ of architecture developed over three years by the best minds in the architectural world. A panel of architects involved in the design of the Msheireb Downtown Doha shared their insights on how they had established these design principles, which eventually translated into a unique modern Qatari architectural language, blending the best of aesthetics and functionality, as well as heritage and modernism.
HE Yousef Al Khater, Ambassador of Qatar to the UK, said: “I am so proud of this amazing representation of Qatar on international levels. The process and achievements, documented eloquently by Msheireb Properties through these world-class books, demonstrate effectively Qatar’s commitment to sustainable development and to enriching the conversation on the issue, by sharing knowledge and setting an example for other urban development companies around the world.”