From left to right: Alex Scott-Whitby, Ming Teong, Deena Al Terawi, Omer Can Aksoy and Gizem Kahraman.
City of Play, the winning team presented a profound insight into the past and future of urban communities in Doha achieving an inclusive and accessible concept towards the re-birth of living urban heritage in this characterful and much-loved part of Old Doha.
City of Play project
City of Play project prepared by UK-Qatar team, compromising of Alex Scott-Whitby, Ming Teong, Omer Can Aksoy, Gizem Kahraman and Deena Al Terawi, has won the Unlimited Doha Design Prize 2016, following a week-long residency in Doha from 18–26 March.
A total of 21 finalists from UK, Qatar and other GCC states took part in the final stage. Drawing attention from Qatari, regional, and UK architects, the event was wrapped up with a presentation of the final proposals at the Doha Fire Station, followed by the selection of the winning team.
Called the City of Play, the winning proposal has offered a profound insight into the past and future of urban communities in Doha. Founded on a vision for health, education and family life in the heart of the city, a chain of street transformations in the form of new play spaces was proposed, to humanise and revitalise the historic fabric, thus achieving an inclusive, accessible and deliverable proposal, and a sign-post towards the re-birth of living urban heritage in this characterful and much-loved part of Doha.