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Cultural Forum, Doha

The Cultural Forum fuses Qatari urban and domestic traditions with innovative design to create a welcoming and open place, functionally, creatively and urbanistically - a dynamic civic hub bringing together Qatari and international artists, performers and the public.  The building's atmosphere is inspired by the traditional Qatari courtyard house.  A central atrium is surrounded by a dramatic series of processional stairs and surmounted by a skylight and a patterned screen inspired by Qatari motifs, diffusing light and producing artfully shadowed internal volumes.

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  • Sector

    Landscape + Public Realm, Doha, Culture, Residential

  • Location

    Doha, Qatar

  • Description


  • Client

    Msheireb Properties

  • Size

    20,000 sqm

  • Cost


  • Team

    John McAslan & Partners, Architect
    Burns & McDonnell, Multi-disciplinary Engineers & Executive Architect
    TiME Qatar, Project Manager
    Brisac Gonzalez Architects, Associate Architect
    Burton Studio, Landscape Architect
    Jones & Phillips Associates and Charlcoal Blue Ltd, Theatre Consultants
    Sandy Brown Associates LLP, Acoustic Consultant
    WSP, Fire Engineering
    Derek Porter Studio, Lighting Consultant
    Brian Debnam, Cultural Consultant
    Arup, AECOM and Allies & Morrison, Executive Masterplan Development Consultants
    Rider Levett Bucknall, Executive Cost Consultant
    Davis Langdon, Quantity Surveyor
    Heitmann & Associates, Facade Consultant
    Humbold Arnold Associates, Catering Consultant
    Vertegy, LEED Consultant

  • Status


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