Art Mill International Design Competition

Sponsor: Malcolm Reading Associates

Type: International, RFQ, 3 stage

Location: Doha, Qatar

Languages: English

Eligibility: The selection process is open to practising architects with at least seven years’ experience post final professional qualification. Entrants must have the relevant capacities and capabilities to complete a project of this scale and significance.

Awards: Long-listed teams will receive a contribution to expenses of £5,000. An honorarium of £30,000 will be paid to each short-listed team. It is anticipated that the winner will be commissioned to design the finished building.
Stage one is an open call for interest to establish a long-list of 20 architects;
Stage two sees these semi-finalists briefed and asked to envision strategies for the site and its links to the city;
Stage three will centre on five finalists who will be given a further briefing and asked to develop more detailed concept designs for the conversion and extension of the Flour Mills’ structures.
26 June 2015 – RFQ Submission Deadline

Design Challenge: This is a global search for the designer of what will be one of the world’s leading art galleries on a spectacular and historic waterfront site in the centre of Doha.

Currently occupied by Qatar Flour Mills, the site extends into Doha Bay, with the Arabian Sea on three sides. It adjoins the park around I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art, and is close to key landmarks, including the Corniche and Jean Nouvel’s forthcoming National Museum of Qatar (under construction).

Qatar Museums is looking for an outstanding architect who will take immense care with the project. It presents an ideal opportunity both for new talent and designers who are on the cusp of developing as well as celebrated architects who genuinely connect with the site.

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