ART MILL, Doha

A total of 489 applicants from 56 countries submitted proposals to design the Art Mill, a waterfront complex expected to measure up to 80,000 sq. m. Twenty-six firms have been chosen to progress to the second stage of the competition, from established names like David Chipperfield Architects and Renzo Piano Building Workshop to younger designers including the Spanish firm Grupo Aranea.

The proposed site for the Art Mill was originally a key node within the Arabian Gulf port, essential for the import of grain. It is presently occupied by Qatar Flour Mills, which sits to the east of Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). The site has a distinctive open aspect with three sides adjoining Doha Bay, and the other linking the city. The mill operation will now move to purpose-built new facilities.

The industrial process of milling has left a fascinating legacy in the layout and spaces of the existing buildings on the site, notably voluminous spaces and a rhythmic, patterned promenade of vertical silos. Some of the Flour Mills buildings possess an authentic monumentality in terms of positioning, scale and noble forms. Re-using and adapting these structures will be integral to the project.

The building (or buildings) is/are expected to contain between 60,000m² and 80,000m² of gross space (645,835 and 861,113 sq. ft.), plus underground parking.

While predominantly comprising gallery and exhibition space, the museum’s brief also includes extensive education, conference and event space, as well as state-of-the-art conservation and storage to match the diversity of the collection. There will also be facilities to support the community and provide amenities for visiting families.

With its reinvention as a place generating cultural rather than physical sustenance, the site is well placed for transport and social amenities, supplying the missing jigsaw-piece to complete the public realm around a key civic quarter. Adjoining and linked to MIA park, and a few minutes’ walk from Doha’s famous Corniche, the site offers panoramic views across the bay to the skyline of the financial district.

The Art Mill will be dynamic, sustainable, contemporary and true to its social and cultural responsibilities. It will also acknowledge the heritage and setting of a historic site at the heart of the port and city.

The global search for the designer of the Art Mill in Doha, envisioned as one of the world’s leading cultural centres, is gathering momentum as Qatar Museums today [Monday August 17, 2015] announced the long-list of twenty-six architects, chosen from a field of 489 submissions. These competitors, from countries including Spain, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and Canada, amongst others, will go forward to the second stage of the design competition. The firms are, in alphabetical order:

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http://theartnewspaper.com/news/museums/159249/

https://competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/artmillqatar/

Casa Lude

Casa Lude

SIAC // Suncheon International Competition for Architectural Ideas.

/// May 2016, Suncheon, South Korea ///
Aranea has been awarded with an honorable mention in the Suncheon International Competition for Architectural Ideas.

SIAC // Suncheon International Competition for Architectural Ideas.

/// May 2016, Suncheon, South Korea ///
Aranea has been awarded with an honorable mention in the Suncheon International Competition for Architectural Ideas.

IQU – Premio Innovazione e Qualità Urbana 2016

/// May 2016, Bolonia ///

El Valle Trenzado, é il vincitore nella categoria Architettura e Città, sezione Opere realizzate.

IQU – Premio Innovazione e Qualità Urbana 2016

/// May 2016, Bolonia ///

El Valle Trenzado, é il vincitore nella categoria Architettura e Città, sezione Opere realizzate.

Valley of Life

/// March, Istanbul ///
Aranea finalista del concurso internacional Valley of Life!
Beylikdüzü Municipality has announced the five teams shortlisted in the two-stage competition to design one million square meter Valley of Life in Istanbul. The new design of the valley will be a large-scaled recreational area for people…

Valley of Life

/// March, Istanbul ///
Aranea finalista del concurso internacional Valley of Life!
Beylikdüzü Municipality has announced the five teams shortlisted in the two-stage competition to design one million square meter Valley of Life in Istanbul. The new design of the valley will be a large-scaled recreational area for people…

Casa Toto

Casa Toto

ART MILL, Doha

/// September, Qatar ///
Grupo Aranea is among twenty-six firms from five continents are selected to progress to proposed the design of the Art Mill Museum in Doha, which will be one of the world’s leading cultural centres attracts and is close to key landmarks, like the Corniche and Jean Nouvel’s forthcoming National Museum of Qatar.

ART MILL, Doha

/// September, Qatar ///
Grupo Aranea is among twenty-six firms from five continents are selected to progress to proposed the design of the Art Mill Museum in Doha, which will be one of the world’s leading cultural centres attracts and is close to key landmarks, like the Corniche and Jean Nouvel’s forthcoming National Museum of Qatar.

세종대로역사 문화 공간 국제 디자인 공모전

/// Sejong-daero, Seoul ///
Grupo Aranea has won an Honourable Mention at the Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space International Design Competition. Among 80 works from 19 countries, juries have selected prize-winning works, in which the potential of the site, as Seoul’s historic center, public space for citizens, and space for the future was one of the most important conditions.

최근 Grupo Aranea는 서울 세종대로 국제콩쿨에서 감투상 을 수상했다. 심사위원은 19개국 80작품 중 수상작을 선택했으며, 서울의 역사 중심지, 시민을 위한 공공 공간, 미래를 위한 공간으로서의 가능성이 주요 수상 기준이 되었다

세종대로역사 문화 공간 국제 디자인 공모전

/// Sejong-daero, Seoul ///
Grupo Aranea has won an Honourable Mention at the Sejong-daero Historic Cultural Space International Design Competition. Among 80 works from 19 countries, juries have selected prize-winning works, in which the potential of the site, as Seoul’s historic center, public space for citizens, and space for the future was one of the most important conditions.

최근 Grupo Aranea는 서울 세종대로 국제콩쿨에서 감투상 을 수상했다. 심사위원은 19개국 80작품 중 수상작을 선택했으며, 서울의 역사 중심지, 시민을 위한 공공 공간, 미래를 위한 공간으로서의 가능성이 주요 수상 기준이 되었다