Msheireb, Doha, Qatar

The project provides 43 luxury townhouses and apartments in the heart of a new city quarter in central Doha, Qatar. They are arranged in a collection of buildings within close proximity of one another, arranged around sikka – pedestrian alleyways, and courtyards.

The concept is rooted in the traditional typologies of the communal garden, or fireej, and the courtyard houses. Each townhouse sits within a fireej cluster with a shared Majlis, a social meeting space. The houses enjoy 21st century amenities of basement parking, lifts and spacious, well lit, contemporary space, with private courtyards and roof terraces, many with pools. The apartments echo the internal arrangements of the townhouses, with generous screened terraces provided for each. The development also includes a small amount of retail space.

The architecture draws on local traditions such as deep porches, sculptured facades, and the setting of a majlis room adjacent to the entrance, within dwellings designed to achieve maximum privacy, daylight and flexibility of use.


Frank Amankwah, Peter Bayley, Kristijan Cebzan, Giuliano Cosi, Finbarr Finn, Ian Hazard, Simon Gathercole, Raoul Kunz, Max Kettenacker, Sophie Lian Jie, Helen Logan, Tim Makower, Katerina Mathioudaki, Ewan Morrison, Jorn Rabach, Andrew Rixson, Sascha Rux, Alastair Warburton


link to Msheireb Downtown Doha masterplan


Msheireb Properties
Executive Architects
Burns and McDonnell
Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineer
Burns and McDonell
Consulting Engineers
Services Engineer
Henderson Engineers
Quantity Surveyors
Davis Langdon
Derek Porter Studio
Landscape Architect
Burton Landscape
Architecture Studio


27,000sqm including retail and common parts
Residential units
28 townhouses
15 apartments
Target Gold
Downton Doha