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lways at the fore­front when it comes to ar­chi­tec­ture, this year Doha has been short­listed for two global com­pe­ti­tions. Among its 30 can­di­dates, the Royal In­sti­tute of Bri­tish Ar­chi­tects has se­lected the im­pres­sive Qatar Fac­ulty of Is­lamic Stud­ies for the first edition of its in­ter­na­tional prize. Cre­ated by Mangera Yvars Ar­chi­tects for the Qatar Foun­da­tion, the fa­cil­ity’s fu­tur­ist minarets and stun­ning light play rein­ter­pret the Ara­bic-Is­lamic madrasa tra­di­tion. A win­ner will be an­nounced by RIBA in De­cem­ber 2016. For its 2016–2017 term, the pres­ti­gious Aga Khan Foun­da­tion, which recog­nises ar­chi­tec­tural projects of sig­nif­i­cant so­cial and his­tor­i­cal value to the Mus­lim world, has short­listed the cylin­dric and al­ready iconic Doha Tower by Jean Nou­vel, which fea­tures Is­lamic screens of Mashra­biya de­sign, as well as ver­ti­cal and sus­pended gar­dens.

Pull­man West Bay Doha, West Bay, Doha, QATAR – New 2017

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