Architectural aspirations of an emerging regional metropolis, Doha-Qatar

Salama, Ashraf M (2010) Architectural aspirations of an emerging regional metropolis, Doha-Qatar. Arch-Peace Online Editorials.

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Abstract

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.