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QMH MIDDLE EAST MEDIA HEADQUARTERS . Qatar


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A Community Under One Roof. Media at its core is about communication between people. The Media Headquarters Building is designed to maximize the interaction between staff, visitors and audience under one common roof. A single tensile canopy spans between the two towers covering a vertical village of newsrooms and broadcast studios.








































The Qatar Media Headquarters will form a framework for international broadcasting grounded in the specific culture and place of Doha Qatar, reflecting the core elements that characterize the Media HQ. At the intersection of the contemporary media and the heritage of Qatar’s rich culture we have explored innovative uses of traditional architectural elements. We have been inspired by the bazaars, the tiled ceramic roofs and the architectural use of textiles indigenous to the Arab world. The archetypal character of the Media HQ building makes it a timeless icon capable of accommodating and projecting the ever changing needs of a dynamic and lively media organization of today. Both a landmark and a communal space the Media Headquarter Building will become the heart of the entire media city attracting people from near and far. Several institutions framing a single forum. Two squares forming a single landmark.

Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
Associate in Charge: André Schmidt
Project Leader: Christin Svensson
Team: Lorenzo Boddi, Song He, Jan Magasanik, Joao Albuquerque, Liao Hung Kai, Anu Leinonen, Enea Michelesio, Camila Luise de Andrade Stadler
Design Assistants: Dimitrie Grigorescu, Jakub Mateusz Wlodarczyk, Jan Pietrzak, Jesefa Templo, Jonathan Qaade, Katerina Joannides, Miao Zhang, Mikolai Adamus, Nicolas Millot
type: COMPETITION
client: CONFIDENTIAL
collaborators: ARUP, MSP, MACMEDIA, PENTAGRAM
size: 653700 M2
location: MIDDLE EAST
status: IN PROGRESS


1 comentarios :

1 de febrero de 2015, 9:50 Architect dijo...

Clever, but not as poetic as the expo pavilion by Siza that this is so obviously inspired by (which could be OK).

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