MSHEIREB Downtown Doha (MDD), the flagship development of Msheireb Properties, has been declared the best retail project at Cityscape Qatar 2014, a premier property expo held in Qatar.
The project, which is considered to be the world’s first sustainable regeneration of a downtown in an urban environment, aims to revive the old commercial district of Doha by recapturing Qatar’s heritage and architectural traditions.
Nearly 40 per cent of the project has been completed. Phase 1A of the development, which is nearing completion, features the Amiri Diwan Quarter, the National Archive and four heritage houses to be converted into museums in addition to a mosque and Doha’s Eid prayer ground.
MDD won the award amidst stiff competition for its world-class retail development credentials.
The diverse breadth of retail, leisure and entertainment choices offered by the project, as well as its focus on addressing the present and future needs of the community, environmental conservation and sustainability were key factors that won the project the prestigious honour.