Narrating Doha’s contemporary architecture: the then, the now, the drama, the theater, and the performance

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMiddle East
Subtitle of host publicationLandscape, City, Architecture
EditorsJosep Luis Mateo, Krunoslav Ivanisin
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
Pages94-101
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Doha
  • Middle Eastern architecture
  • Contemporary architecture
  • Globalization
  • Image making
  • Urbanism

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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.