Msheireb to restore four heritage houses in Dohaby CW Staff on Sep 19, 2011
Msheireb Properties has appointed a specialised team headed by company architects and leading local and international experts to oversee the restoration and preservation of four historical buildings in its Msheireb Downtown development.
“The restoration and preservation of these properties, dating from 1900-1910, underscores Msheireb Properties' commitment to preserve Qatari culture and heritage, in line with Qatar's National Vision 2030,” said CEO Issa M. Al Mohannadi.
The assigned 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 carefully 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 markets in Doha, and other cultural facilities within the Msheireb Downtown project.
“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,” said Al Mohannadi.
“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.”
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