International Design Competition announced for expansive art gallery on Doha waterfront

by Kate Corney | 02 Jun 2015

Qatar Museums has started its search for an architect to design a one million square foot art gallery in Doha, Qatar.

The Art Mill International Design Competition will remodel the Qatar Flour Mills, using existing grain silos within the architecture to create one of the largest art galleries in the world.

The site is around 83,500sq m (898,787sq ft) with extensive outside space integrated with the design, giving opportunities for cross-programming and public engagement, as well as creating a sustainable setting.

The gallery is sited on Doha’s cultural and historic waterfront, next to I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art, and Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar, which is currently under construction.

Competition organisers are calling for an accomplished design, with architectural integrity and presence.

The design contest is being organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants and will take place in three stages.

The selection process is open to practising architects with at least seven years’ experience post final professional qualification. Entrants must register by June 26.

A long-list of 20 will receive £5,000 to continue designing and from these plans, five practices will be chosen to further develop concept designs, each getting £30,000 for its work. The winning practice will be revealed in spring 2016.

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Qatar Museums has started its search for an architect to design a one million square foot art gallery in Doha, Qatar. The Art Mill International Design Competition will remodel the Qatar Flour Mills, using existing grain silos within the architecture to create one of the largest art galleries in the world. The site is around 83,500sq m (898,787sq ft) with extensive outside space integrated with the design, giving opportunities for
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The gallery is sited on Doha’s cultural and historic waterfront, next to I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art
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