Msheireb Museums win 2017 Chicago Atheanaeum International Architecture Award
Emily Cronin · 12th September 2017
We are delighted to announce that the Msheireb Museums in Doha, Qatar have been awarded the International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum. The project was chosen from a shortlist of over 300 submissions from around the world based on its recognition of excellence in architecture and urbanism from a global point-of-view.
The series of four historic houses - Company House, Bayt Jelmood, Mohammed Bin Jassim House and Radwani House - have been remodelled and extended to accommodate state-of-the-art museum environments showcasing key elements of Qatari history and culture. The museums are located within the Heritage Quarter of Doha, which serves as a centre for culture, religion and politics for the city.
With John McAslan + Partners as the leading architects, Barker Langham provided business planning, exhibition and interpretation services to the Msheireb Museums. The collections are now displayed in a way that communicates the history and heritage of Doha to a range of diverse audiences. The new buildings’ architectural designs connect the contemporary new age of the city and its rich heritage.