Katara Park

Qatar, ongoing








As part of the competition, 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 peacefulness and enjoyment. The naturalist forms celebrate the sound and sight of water, emphasises the spirit of harmony in nature.