Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has signed a memorandum of understanding to design seven mixed-use buildings on Qetaifan Island North in Qatar.
The $271m deal with conglomerate JMJ Group and real estate developer Qetaifan Projects was announced in Doha at Cityscape Qatar 2023. ZHA will work on seven medium-rise plots of land overlooking the southern waterfront of Qetaifan Island North, with JMJ Group Holding acting as chief developer.
Gianluca Racana, ZHA’s director, said: “The project has the ambition of becoming the most innovative and sustainable quarter in Qetaifan Island North.
“Connected with the surrounding district and the adjacent waterfront promenade, this mixed-use development will seamlessly combine leisure, living, retail, natural parklands and public spaces to build a strong sense of community.”
Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Qetaifan Projects’ managing director, said: “The influx of foreign and local capital in Qetaifan Island North is a testament to not only the solidity of our vision, but equally, to global investor confidence in Qatar’s growth environment.
“With scale comes great responsibility, and we are determined to reach new heights, secure more investment, and cross more milestones in our journey.”