23 Feb '12, 10am

Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Newer, more modern features are included in Msheireb’s master plan. Drought resistant plants will encourage water stewardship. Wider passageways will be covered with roofs with solar panels on top that will reduce the amount of fossil fuels needed to power the complex. In a nod to the growing standardization of green building practices, most of the buildings will be LEED certified gold or platinum. A future rail project that is part of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup plan will also wind through this future neighborhood. Add the sublime design and geometric patterns that add to the joy of Arabian and Islamic architecture, and what Doha could have in Msheireb is a real architectural winner.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/arabian-architecture-...

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