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Katara Forest Park

Doha, Qatar

The design for this 50ha parkland in Doha, Qatar has been strongly influenced by nature itself. It will be a parkland of topographical features, a stream with ponds and falls; trees and shrubland; and a complexity of small spaces with paths to encourage adventure. The design proposes a rich image of shade and shelter, of recessively placed buildings in a modernised and naturalised community for the introduction of bird life. It will symbolise a retreat from the world to a cool oasis which will foster harmony and enjoyment. The naturalistic forms celebrate the sound and sight of water, emphasises the spirit of harmony in nature.

This design was carried out in collaboration with Thom Craig Architects.

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