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Posted On: 19 September 2011 11:43 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:11 pm

Historical buildings to be preserved

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Msheireb Properties has announced that it has appointed a team headed by company architects and leading local and international experts to oversee the restoration and preservation of four historical buildings in the Msheireb downtown development. The restoration and preservation of these properties dating from the first decade of the last century underscores Msheireb Properties’ commitment to preserve Qatari culture and heritage. The team will work on the restoration of four historic heritage houses that will transform the Heritage Quarter and create an important cultural destination within the development. The four houses that will be restored are the Jalmoud House, Company House, Mohamed Bin Jassim House and Al Radwani House. These historic structures will become cultural centres, museums and exhibition buildings. In addition to the cultural buildings, the team will also undertake the task of dismantling a heritage house of particular historic value and reconstruct it on another location within the Heritage Quarter. Located next to the Msheireb’s Cultural Forum, the transformed Heritage Quarter will be a landmark project for the development that also complements and links the new downtown with Souq Waqif, one of the oldest souqs in Doha, and other cultural facilities within the Msheireb downtown project. Issa M al-Mohannadi, CEO of Msheireb Properties, said: “Msheireb Properties looks to the past to build a better future. That is why it is vital to preserve these houses, which offer rare glimpses into our history. The restoration of these houses will conserve some of the last remaining traditional and historic buildings in the city centre. It cements our belief that as the nation grows and transforms, Qatar’s culture and traditions will be preserved throughout the development process. We believe this must not be forgotten and moreover, it is precisely these authentic vestiges of our history that are essential to the downtown experience.” Msheireb Properties is dedicated to leading an urban and sustainable development agenda for Qatar. Through Msheireb Downtown, a $5.5bn project, the company is realising a new architectural language through building the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, in a 31 hectares (76 acres) historical site of downtown Doha. Gulf Times