Tag Doha, Qatar

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.

Veech X Veech Al Jazeera Headquarters Doha

19-05-2017

Veech X Veech Al Jazeera Headquarters Doha

Going beyond the limits of a traditional television studio, Veech X Veech’s studio 14 designed for Al Jazeera won the Set of the Year Award presented by NewcastStudio at NAB Show 2017 in Las Vegas.

Ateliers Jean Nouvel Doha Tower Qatar

20-09-2016

Ateliers Jean Nouvel Doha Tower Qatar

Jean Nouvel’s skyscraper in Doha, Qatar looks like a giant version of the mashrabiya, an element of traditional Arabian architecture. The building has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Zaha Hadid’s new projects in Lusail City, Doha, Qatar

19-07-2016

Zaha Hadid’s new projects in Lusail City, Doha, Qatar

Zaha Hadid Architects have two new projects underway, commissioned by Sheik Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani for Lusail City, the sustainable city under construction 15 km from Doha in Qatar. The first, a 70,000 sqm hotel, will be ready in 2020.

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