Friday, February 19, 2010

The Architecture of Doha, Qatar-- is Featured in a New Editorial on Architects for Peace

Celebrating DOHA as the Arab Capital of Culture 2010, an editorial by Ashraf M. Salama was recently published in on Architects for Peace (February 2010).

An emerging regional metropolis in the Gulf region is clearly on the rise. Doha, the capital of Qatar keeps positioning and re-positioning itself on the map of international architecture with different degrees of expressions of its unique qualities in terms of economy, environment, culture, and global outlook. I call these expressions “manifested architectural aspirations.” In this composition, I select some of these aspirations that can be seen as conscious endeavors of relating an exclusive local context to the global world.

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Architectural Aspirations of an Emerging Regional Metropolis, Doha-Qatar.
Ashraf M. Salama

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