Tag Doha, Qatar

Drawing the Landscape – Olafur Eliasson, Simone Fattal and Ernesto Neto in Qatar

03-11-2022

Drawing the Landscape – Olafur Eliasson, Simone Fattal and Ernesto Neto in Qatar

The Qatar Museum presented the site-specific installations created by artists Olafur Eliasson, Simone Fattal and Ernesto Neto as part of the cultural programme to transform public places in Qatar into open-air museums, also in view of the upcoming Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

An open air musuem for FIFA Qatar 2022

31-08-2022

An open air musuem for FIFA Qatar 2022

Qatar is preparing to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup by transforming its public spaces into open-air art museums with installations by international, regional and Qatari artists, including: Jeff Koons, Ugo Rondinone, KAWS, Rashid Johnson, Yayoi Kusama, Katharina Fritsch, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Shilpa Gupta, Shezad Dawood, Shua’a Ali, Faraj Daham, Shouq Al Mana and Salman Al Malek.

Cultural Initiatives and New Museums in Qatar

05-07-2022

Cultural Initiatives and New Museums in Qatar

Starting 21 November, the 2022 Football World Cup will take place in Qatar. The sports event will be preceded and accompanied throughout the year by important events. In particular, Qatar Museums has announced a wide-ranging programme of cultural initiatives, including the inauguration of the MIA, the Doha Museum of Islamic Art designed by 1983 Pritzker Prize-winning architect Ieoh Ming Pei, and exhibitions on the new museums designed by Elemental, Herzog & de Meuron and OMA.

Carla Cioffi – Qatar

04-01-2019

Carla Cioffi – Qatar

Carla Cioffi's Qatar series integrates street photography and architecture for a reportage on the transformations taking place in Qatar in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. After winning its world cup bid, the whole country has been turned into a huge construction site, with its capital, Doha, smack in the centre.  These photos immediately show the all-pervading presence of a so-called construction landscape, which has developed its own language, its own distinctive character. The construction site partitioning, beyond which change is taking its course, is now firmly established in this landscape. The imposing shapes of mountains of earth and sand virtually become landmarks that dot the outskirts of Doha and then disappear in a few months, paving the way for new roads. As a result, the urban space becomes a continuous flow of materials and people. Materials that transform into cities, people that create new cityscapes.    But Qatar is more than just bricks, skyscrapers and moving cranes. Beneath this frenzied surface you can still get a glimpse of the city's past in some places. After crossing the threshold of the transforming sites, Cioffi leads us into the parallel universe of downtown Doha, or what remains of it after the major redevelopment projects in progress.  It is here, along narrow lanes, improvised pathways and small mosques, that you can feel the effect of these great changes. In the still intact spaces of the old district of Msheireb, the architectural style retains its human scale, transformed over time by the needs of its many inhabitants. Here the landmarks are not made of steel and glass, their shapes do not defy the laws of engineering, rather they are the places of everyday life, like a small doorway to a courtyard, or the minaret of the neighbourhood mosque in the distance. By crossing the country with a spirit of adventure, photographer Carla Cioffi was able to produce a photographic documentary in progress, just like the object of her photographs. In the course of time they will not testify to a mere before and after, but to the memorable urban transformation that led Qatar to the 2022 Football World Cup. .  Barbara Esposito Sito Web: http://www.carlacioffi.com/

South West Architecture con FMG: Mondrian Doha in Qatar

23-05-2018

South West Architecture con FMG: Mondrian Doha in Qatar

The Mondrian Doha, a 24-storey skyscraper containing apartments and a luxury hotel with 270 rooms and suites, has opened its doors. Six years of work by SWA, South West Architecture, went into this complex structure with its design inspired by the falcon, a great tradition in the Persian Gulf, featuring amazing ceramic decorations by FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti.

FICO, Fondazione Feltrinelli & Microsoft House among the winners of the 2018 MIPIM Awards

23-03-2018

FICO, Fondazione Feltrinelli & Microsoft House among the winners of the 2018 MIPIM Awards

The winners of the 2018 MIPIM Awards were announced on March 15. Italy did very well, with three winners: the FICO complex in Bologna and the Fondazione Feltrinelli & Microsoft House and Porta Nuova area in Milan.

Buildings out of One Thousand and One Nights

08-12-2017

Buildings out of One Thousand and One Nights

An overview of recent projects in Abu Dhabi and Doha presented in the pages of Floornature.

Matteo Nunziati and Fiandre for the Fraser Suites in Doha, Qatar

24-11-2017

Matteo Nunziati and Fiandre for the Fraser Suites in Doha, Qatar

Fiandre’s Maximum maxi-slabs are featured in the luxurious interiors of the Fraser Suites, a 5-star hotel designed by architect Matteo Nunziati in Doha, Qatar.

Alejandro Aravena and Elemental win the Art Mill International Design Competition

29-05-2017

Alejandro Aravena and Elemental win the Art Mill International Design Competition

The architect Alejandro Aravena and his studio Elemental have won the international design competition for the Art Mill, the new museum of art in Doha, Qatar.

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