Sou Fujimoto reveals masterplan for Doha

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has revealed his plans of a conceptual masterplan for Doha, Qatar.

The architects has two proposals- one of them including a complex at the end of a large avenue featuring multiple towers with waterfalls flowing from the top as well as a low- level retail zone scattered with towers built along the shore.

“By incorporating multiple waterfalls, instead of one large [waterfall], different mountains of water are created feeding the avenue,” said the architects. “There will be a wide range [of] waterfalls; smaller on the top to prevent any interference from the wind and larger towards the bottom to create evaporative cooling.”

“From afar, the volumes are perceived as a gateway connecting the Corniche Sea with the mainland while having an overall mirage-like appearance.”

The second proposal called Particles of Light is comprised of structural arches stacked on top of each other featuring retail, residential and offices spaces, exhibition areas, a community centre as well as a series of public courtyards and atriums surrounded by a green plaza.

Commenting on the modular construction, the architects explained: “This simple system organises the entire site, providing unity and coherence, as well as a unique and timeless architectural expression,”