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The Valley City

Regeneration & Master Planning Winner: The Valley City by MZ Architects, Qatar


Project: Valley City
Location: Qatar
Architect: MZ Architects
Client: Sak Holding

Located on a 3 million-m2 desert plot between Doha and Al Khor, the Valley City is intended as a live-work-play city
for middle-income expatriates and Qatari citizens. Its urban grid is built perpendicular to the hot desert wind whose path, generated by the wind turbulences, leads to the development of a linear city with a catalytic green valley crossing it between residential fingers.

The judges commented: ‘An unusual proposition for Gulf city-making is provided without recourse to the ubiquitous glass tower. The analysis of how conventional urban forms are the consequence of inheritance and subdivision provides the basis for an intriguing alternative.’

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