Photograph by Tim Makower
The British Council and Qatar Museums Authority, on behalf of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, are seeking applications from architects to participate in the Old Doha Prize - a competition that will bring together architects based in Britain and Qatar for a one week design charette, and take place in Doha from 17-24 November 2013.
The Old Doha Prize is organised in association with the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) and The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in the UK, as well as the Doha Architecture Centre and Msheireb Properties in Qatar.
The design charette will offer a chance for UK and Qatar based architects to collaborate, whilst building knowledge and international networks. Five teams will research and explore new ways to address the changing urban landscape of Old Doha, and explore issues of contemporary heritage and urban design. The winning team will be awarded the Old Doha Prize and a grant of £15,000 to further implement ideas explored as part of the design residency.
How to apply
The Old Doha Prize is open to architects with more than two years’ experience. Applicants working as part of an architecture practice must have their full support and endorsement.
The deadline for submissions is 4pm (GMT) on Thursday 30 August 2013 in the UK and 4pm (GMT) on Sunday 15 September 2013 in Qatar.
For more information, details of applicant eligibility, and how to apply, please visit http://backoftheenvelope.britishcouncil.org/2013/jul/18/applications-sought-old-doha-prize/ to download the Old Doha Prize Open Call. This is also available in Arabic via the QatarUK2013 website.