Doha, the capital of Qatar, keeps positioning and re-inventing itself on the map of international architecture and urbanism with different expressions of its unique qualities in terms of economy, environment, culture, and global outlook. In many respects, it is pictured as an important emerging global capital in the Gulf region with intensive urban development processes. In this essay, I introduce a narrative of Doha’s contemporary architecture that resembles a drama for a theater with performers contributing to scenes exhibited to the local public and the global spectator.
|Title of host publication||Middle East|
|Subtitle of host publication||Landscape, City, Architecture|
|Editors||Josep Luis Mateo, Krunoslav Ivanisin|
|Place of Publication||London, United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Middle Eastern architecture
- Contemporary architecture
- Image making
Salama, A. (2013). Narrating Doha’s contemporary architecture: the then, the now, the drama, the theater, and the performance. In J. L. Mateo, & K. Ivanisin (Eds.), Middle East: Landscape, City, Architecture (pp. 94-101). London, United Kingdom.