Al Mirqab is at the heart of Doha, a link between Souk Waqif and the Qatar National Museum, embracing the Corniche as its northern border and holding a mix of uses. With great potential comes a great responsibility to transform the area into a truly positive and significant urban experience that would catalyze a wider Downtown Doha regeneration initiative.
The history of residential typology in Doha is an important one. It involves the transformation from the courtyard houses of the pre-concrete era, to the stand-alone single-family villa – which is its antithesis. The importance of this transformation (accompanied by the emergence of other typologies)…
Doha’s polycentric development is catalysed by the newly built metro, which starts shaping the city in centres and sub-centres. ARRUS has done extensive research for various outlets – including the Ministry of Municipality and Environment and Qatar University – which assesses spatial characteristics and provides urban design solutions for improving the urban qualities of these centres.
ARRUS were required to prepare a 3D model of a 350 square kilometer area. Due to the difficulty in physically surveying such a large area, a site model was prepared from high resolution satellite imagery using photogrammetry techniques.