UK architects launch Doha Design Prize in Qatarby Neha Bhatia on Feb 10, 2016
The British Council is working with the Royal Institute of British Architects and Foster + Partners to invite UK-based architects and designers to participate in the Unlimited Doha Design Prize 2016.
The design-residency offers the opportunity to collaborate with counterparts from across the Gulf region.
During a week-long design residency in Doha, Qatar from 18-26 March, 20 participants – 10 from the Gulf and 10 from the UK – will work in teams to explore the theme of ‘The Open City’ and to develop new ideas to improve accessibility within cities.
Designers from a variety of disciplines, including architects, urban designers, engineers, 3D designers, technologists, researchers and other related specialists, are invited to apply for the challenge.
The submission deadline is 28 February 2016.
The design-residency will give shortlisted participants the opportunity to build professional and creative connections between the UK and the Gulf region.
At the end of the design-residency, the teams will present their projects to an eminent international panel.
The winning team will be awarded the Unlimited Doha Design Prize with a grant of $21,700 (£15,000) to develop their project proposal.
The Unlimited Doha Design Prize is organised by the British Council, in partnership with Qatar Museums and The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
The competition is supported by Doha Architecture Forum, Foster + Partners, Makower Architects, Qatar University – College of Engineering, and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Details on how to apply can be found here.