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MsheireB MUSEUM COMPLEX

WEAVING NEW URBAN RELATIONS

John McAslan + Partners

The broad cultural aspirations and ambitious social and educational goals of the new Heritage Quarter in the historic downtown of Doha (ad-Dawha, the capital of the State of Qatar) are clearly reflected by this architectural project redolent with the history and symbols of the local cultural identity. The modern city of Doha is a fairly new phenomenon, the result of the massive transformation during the 20th Century of a fishing village on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the concomitant influx of new inhabitants that got underway especially after the discovery of oil and natural gas reserves in 1939 and their subsequent exploitation following the Second World War. However, the historic center remains a throwback from the past: a maze of narrow pedestrian streets and alleys between the houses - linked today to the public transport system. The project to transform four historic...

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