Dohaland, Gensler, Msheireb Properties

Msheireb Properties appoints Gensler as lead consultant

Msheireb Properties (formerly Dohaland) has appointed Gensler as lead consultant for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of its flagship project, Msheireb.

Under two separate agreements, Gensler will undertake the design of the Retail Galleria in Phase 2 and the lead consultant duties in Phases 2 and 3 to execute all detailed design works for buildings designed by a total of six design architects firms including Gensler, through to construction documentation stage and full-time site supervision up to project completion for the Msheireb project.

The Phase 2 scope of services consists of design supervision of 10 mixed use buildings totalling an area of 144,888 m2 GFA. This includes 68,500 m2 of retail, 27,000 m2 of commercial office space, 25,388 m2 of hotel and 24,000 m2 of residential space.

For Phase 3,Gensler will oversee the design of 14 buildings,totalling an area of 151,300m2 GFA, including 77,000m2 of residential space, a 28,400m2 hotel, 29,000m2 of retail space, 11,000m2 of office space, 2,600m2 of community use and a 2,500m2 mosque.

The QR 20 billion (USD 5.5 billion; EUR 4.18 billion) Msheireb scheme will transform a 31-hectare site at the centre of Doha, recreating Qatari culture, attracting residents back to the city centre.

More recently, the Msheireb project won two awards at the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards in Cannes.

Due for completion in 2016, the mixed-use scheme will see Msheireb Properties construct over 100 buildings to offer housing, workspace, cultural and community facilities, while preserving key heritage buildings from the past.

The entire scheme is targeting average LEED Gold certification, with several buildings targeting LEED Platinum.

Dohaland was recently rebranded as Msheireb Properties to reflect the significance of its signature project Msheireb in the company’s evolution, and reaffirming its local Qatari roots.

The award of contract to Gensler follows the earlier appointment of Burns & McDonnell as lead consultant for phases 1A, 1B and 1C of the project.