GHD brings Parisian-style mixed-use development to Qatar

WCN Editorial Team 29 May 2018 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

Professional services company GHD is providing design and engineering consulting services for the masterplan and approval stage of Le Petit Paris, a mixed-use development at the Lusail Entertainment City in Doha, Qatar.

The company presented a model of the project at the CityScape Qatar real estate exhibition.

The Parisian-style development will cover a built-up area of 170,000m², including 10 luxury serviced apartment buildings, a 4-star hotel and two standalone restaurant buildings with an underground carpark.

GHD manager for the architecture group Shadi Saliba said: “To achieve the client’s vision for a vibrant urban neighbourhood, the team proposed a land use strategy that will enhance the area, forming a transition zone between the nearby Place Vendôme, currently under construction, and the waterfront boulevard of the Lusail Marina.”

Drawing on Neoclassic rules to link two opposite squares and a connecting high street, the masterplan creates a stylish urban precinct.

The masterplan provides recreational landscape areas in the form of pocket parks and the marina-side boulevard. Architectural features of the proposed buildings and the carefully designed street furniture are expected to bring an ambience of historical Paris into the new district of the Qatar capital.

The Al Asmakh Properties project is scheduled for completion by 2020.

GHD country manager for Qatar Bassam Halabi said: “We are proud to work on this iconic development. GHD has operated continuously in Qatar since 2000, earning the continued trust of our clients and demonstrating our capability to deliver multidisciplinary projects.”

Earlier in May 2018, GHD was selected as managing contractor for the Transport Sector Support Programme Phase 2 (TSSP2) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the southwestern Pacific.

The Australian government is funding TSSP as a key pillar of the growing economic partnership between Papua New Guinea and Australia.

The objective of the programme is to enable economic growth by improving the safety and reliability of land, aviation and maritime transport to facilitate the flow of produce to markets and the provision of essential services and consumer goods.

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