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Old October 25th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #141
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I heard a building under demolition prematurely collapsed. No one got hurt though. :S

Me too, and i have some pictures.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 06:42 AM   #142
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Old December 8th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #143
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Msheireb Properties awards QR2.37bn construction contract to Carillion plc and Qatar Building Company

Msheireb Properties announced that it has appointed a consortium of Carillion (Qatar) plc and Qatar Building Company as the main building contractor for a key phase of its flagship project, Msheireb Downtown Doha.


Key contract covers the construction of Phase 1B of Msheireb Downtown Doha project.

Under the agreement, the joint venture Carillion Qatar Building Company (CQBC) is to carry out and complete all the substructure and superstructure works of Phase 1B.

The awarding of the contract, valued at QR2.37bn (£395m), represents a major milestone in the QR20bn Msheireb Downtown Doha development. Phase 1B comprises 15 buildings, including the country's first Mandarin Oriental Hotel comprising 158 rooms and 91 service apartments, two office buildings with 52 retail units and 12 residential buildings providing a total of 180 apartments.

Eng. Issa M. Al Mohannadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: "With the awarding of this contract, the ambitious plans for our capital's regeneration move closer to being fully realised. What we are building here is more than a collection of buildings - it is a whole community, one which will be fully aligned with Qatar's National Vision 2030 for a sustainable country.

"In line with our commitment to sustainable development, CQBC has been tasked with delivering the project to the highest environmental design standards. When finished, the sustainable buildings in this phase will consume less resources and cost less to operate while providing healthier living and working environments for everyone - both indoors and out. This will benefit both the environment and all of its citizens for years to come. Such joint ventures between international and local contractors have been part of our strategy to help develop and grow local capabilities and expertise."

Carillion's sector-leading capabilities in delivering sustainable solutions will play a key role in delivering this project, to meet the objectives of Msheireb Properties in achieving a "Platinum to Gold" rating under the LEED Green Building Rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Commenting, Carillion Group Chief Executive, John McDonough, said: "We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this prestigious project, which will make a major contribution to the regeneration of the centre of Doha. We look forward to working with Msheireb Properties to deliver a visionary solution that will meet the high standards of sustainability that have been set for this transformational development."

QBC's Managing Director, Mr. Ali M. T. Mustafawi, commented: "Our sincerest thanks to Msheireb Properties for giving us an opportunity to work on such an iconic project of this magnitude. Msheireb Downtown Doha will be the perfect example of how sustainable engineering is employed to develop an urban regeneration project that preserves the Qatari culture."

Construction at Msheireb Downtown began in January 2010, phased construction completion scheduled for 2012 through 2016. First phase of Msheireb Downtown Doha is Phase 1A, which consists of Diwan Amiri Quarter (Diwan Annex, Amiri Guard and National Archive), Heritage buildings and Amenity & Infrastructure (District Cooling Plant, Substations and Service Corridors). Msheireb Properties will also preserve several existing heritage sites, including houses dating back to the beginning of the last century.

Msheireb Downtown Doha will revive the old commercial heart of the city through a new architectural language across a 31 hectare (76 acre) site. The Msheireb Downtown project blends traditional Qatari heritage and aesthetics with modern technology, and a focus on sustainability and harmony with the environment. The aim of the project is to bring people back to their roots - to make Doha unique and rediscover a sense of community and togetherness.

The regeneration project involves meticulous attention to detail from a sustainable design perspective. The aim is to create a modern Qatari landscape that is rooted in traditions, with a nod to natural elements. The project evokes local culture to find social meaning and values that were once embedded in local life.

After years of car-driven urban expansion, the project reverses the trend by putting people first and cars second within a thriving community. Demonstrating that there is a strong desire for healthy outdoor activities, the Msheireb project offers a real alternative to air-conditioned existence in energy-hungry steel and glass structures.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 07:38 AM   #144
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Old March 23rd, 2012, 06:39 PM   #145
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Hey what is this guys ??
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:59 PM   #146
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Accor's first MGallery hotel to open in Doha 2015

Apr 3, 2012 Hotel group Accor and Msheireb Hospitality said on Monday they have joined forces to develop and manage an MGallery hotel in Doha.


The MGallery will be a distinctive "boutique hotel" that will offer a modern interpretation of Qatari heritage and hospitality, within the Msheireb Downtown Doha project.


The hotel will feature 215 rooms, plus meeting facilities, an exclusive spa and an outdoor pool, a statement said.


The property will also offer original cafes and restaurants concepts as well as terraces overlooking unique views of the Mshereib district and the Souq Waqif.



The hotel is on the design phase and it is progressing fast, with an anticipated opening scheduled in 2015.


Christophe Landais, Accor Middle East managing director, said: "we are delighted to support the long-term vision of Msheireb Hospitality by introducing a unique and internationally renowned hotel in Qatar under the MGallery label."


Msheireb Downtown Doha, the world's first sustainable downtown regeneration project, will redevelop 31 hectares site in the historical city centre of Doha.


The project aims to transform the old commercial and business district into the vibrant, cohesive and culturally alive city centre that it once was.


Abdul Aziz Al Emadi, CEO of Msheireb Hospitality said: "We are very pleased to partner with Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe.


"Accor also shares our passion in creating a new hub in this part of the city, which integrates the best elements of Doha's historical heritage with innovative facilities."

Source: HotelierMiddleEast.com
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:28 PM   #147
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is it a five stars hotel ?
feeling lazy to read the whole thing

thanks for updating though
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Old May 18th, 2012, 09:48 PM   #148
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Old July 31st, 2012, 09:46 AM   #150
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Siemens to supply innovative tram system to Qatar

German engineering giant Siemens said Monday it had won a contract worth more than 100 million euros ($123 million) to provide a tram system in Doha ahead of the 2022 football World Cup.

"The order is worth more than 100 million euros, and the trams will start running from ... 2015," the German firm said in a statement.

"The order is part of Qatar's preparations for the 2022 Soccer World Cup. By then, around 60 billion dollars should have been invested in expanding the country's infrastructure," the statement added.

The system will be installed on Qatar Foundation's campus in Doha and serve 25 stations across the site. When completed, the Avenio trams will run on 11.5 kilometres of track without the need for any overhead contact lines.

They will be equipped with the Sitras Hybrid Energy Storage system (HES) from Siemens, with energy being supplied at the tram stops. The system will become operational in autumn 2015.


Siemens will supply 19 double-articulated trams to Qatar Foundation, each with an overall length of 27.7 metres and a width of 2.55 metres. Each Avenio tram can carry up to 239 passengers, and will be specially equipped to cope with the country's climatic conditions.

In addition to an extra powerful air-conditioning system, special sun shades on the roof will protect the electrical equipment from radiant heat.

The low-floor design and optimal arrangement of the double-leaf doors featured in the Avenio platform allow passengers to get on and off quickly, thus enabling shorter stop times at stations.

By dispensing with the need for overhead contact lines, the system reduces electrification costs, improves energy efficiency and has a positive effect on the urban landscape.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 02:00 AM   #151
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Old October 8th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #152
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Really nice animation of kahraba street
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Old October 15th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #153
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Old October 29th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #154
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cool project but the thread is very not organized actually all the Qatari forum threads aren't organized
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Old October 29th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #155
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This thread should be

DOHA | Mushaireb Project | Mixed-Use | U/C
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Old November 1st, 2012, 03:43 PM   #156
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Great render that will be a nice looking downtown instead of the current downtown
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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #157
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Amazing vedio about the project

Msheireb Downtown Doha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFhQGtCuM6U


some update for path 1B and 1C
Working in the car basment parking



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Old November 5th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #158
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Old November 7th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #159
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My favorite project in Doha so far !
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