Project is world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration
Phase four of Doha’s mixed use downtown development project Msheireb, will be lead by Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK).
The global architecture, urban design and planning firm has been appointed lead consultant on the next step of the US$5.5 billion project, formerly known as Dohaland.
Phase 4 of Msheireb Downtown comprises 135,000 sqm of mixed-use development across 12 buildings that will include commercial, retail, healthcare, residential, a 4-star hotel, civic buildings and public spaces.
The world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, Msheireb Downtown will utilise “unique mixed-use project utilises age-old principles of design and urban planning to create a pedestrian neighbourhood, minimising congestion and encouraging a community feel distinct to Qatari contemporary culture,” according to a statement released by its master developer Msheireb Properties.
HOK has been appointed to the development for its experience of sustainable urban development; the firm will be mandated to target a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) average Gold rating for all phase 4 components, according to a release from master developers Msheireb Properties.
“Msheireb Downtown is fundamentally rooted in Qatar’s heritage but simultaneously seeks to accentuate modern environmental management and international standards in sustainability through its groundbreaking architectural and design techniques,” said Msheireb Properties CEO Eng. Issa M. Al Mohannadi
“We believe HOK is an ideal partner to help fulfill our vision and we are enthusiastic to have them on board for our Phase 4 design,” Al Mohannadi added.