Video: Msheireb Downtown Doha construction

Time lapse Earth Cam footage shows construction in action

Msheireb is the world’s first sustainable downtown regeneration project, that will revive the old commercial district with a new architectural language that is modern, yet inspired by traditional Qatari heritage and architecture – its proportion, simplicity, space, light, layering, ornament and response to climate.

Utilising the latest in sustainable technologies, the strategic objective of the $5.4bn Msheireb project is to reverse the pattern of development in Doha, which has tended towards isolated land use, reliance on car transportation and energy hungry structures. Msheireb Downtown Doha, a 31-hectare mixed-use development, will become a new social and civic hub in the city centre – a place where it is enjoyable to live, work, shop, visit, and spend time with family and friends.

This time lapse footage from Earth Cam shows just how the area is being developed.

Real-time images of ongoing construction projects enabling architects to see their visions transform from on-screen images and models to bricks, concrete and mortar is an emerging field in design technology.

A growing number of construction professionals across the Middle East are beginning to make use of high-definition on-site cameras, as the devices offer huge benefits across the industry.

Firstly, users are able to monitor sites from remote locations, cutting down on travel costs and reducing carbon emissions. Secondly, by accurately documenting the construction process from beginning to end, with panoramic photographs consisting of up to one billion pixels, the technology enables project leaders to avoid disputes over when particular tasks were completed.




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