In parallel with the first-ever Shura Council elections in Qatar, the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar announced the completion of Shura Plaza works, which includes the construction of a decorative hoarding displaying artwork by a Qatari artist. The artwork itself is inspired by the concept of "Shura" among people, that is in cooperation with Qatar Museums.
On this occasion, Eng. Sara Kafood, Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar stated:
"The Shura Plaza Project is part of the Committee's strategic plan, which aims to create spaces that encourage families to follow a healthy lifestyle, where they may seek leisure in nearby locations outside closed areas."
"The plaza is in a strategic location, which has many commercial, residential, and medical establishments. This makes the plaza a getaway for the residents and visitors of the area, where they can enjoy various activities and events, especially since vehicles are not needed to access the Plaza. Furthermore, the area connects the B-Ring and C-Ring roads from each side."
She further mentioned that an artwork has been added to the plaza as part of the Public Art initiatives in cooperation with Qatar Museums.
Artist Buthayna Al Zamman, maker of the artwork on the Shura Plaza wall stated that the concept of the artwork came after several discussions with the Committee, where it was agreed that the artwork reflects the proximity of the plaza to the Shura Council building, and also the solidarity of the people and their role in Qatari community. The artwork was done by using digital drawing technology, which is an advanced drawing method that allows the artist to use electronic devices to create the artwork. It also facilitates controlling the artwork's dimensions by the artist, while also printing it in different scales. She further added that the drawings reflect diverse individuals from the community as a modern electronic game. Moreover, quotes related to the idea of Shura between the people were also drawn in Arabic script that is consistent with the overall artwork.
The Shura Plaza Project covers an area reaching up to 15,000 m² with green areas covering 80 percent of the space, which is approximately 12,000 m² of the plaza. The plaza has been designed in this crowded area to serve as a getaway for the residents and workers who wish to take a break in a green area away from closed spaces and stress.
Source: Qatar News Agency
Cover image: Public Works Authority - Ashghal
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