HIA Airport City

2013
Masterplanning and Component Design Stages

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HIA Airport City is a new 10km2 development where 200,000 people will live and work, linking the new Hamad International Airport with the city of Doha, . OMA’s masterplan is a series of four circular districts along a spine parallel to the HIA runways, intended to create a strong visual identity and districts with unique identities. Phase One of the 30-year masterplan, which links airside and landside developments for business, logistics, retail, hotels, and residences, will be mostly complete in time for the 2022 World Cup, hosted by Qatar.

Each district of Airport City will be unique within the masterplan’s overall identity. The Business District will centre on a major new transport hub linking with greater Doha; the Aviation Campus will accommodate office headquarters and educational facilities for aviation authorities; the Logistics District will provide cargo and warehousing facilities; and the Residential District, adjacent to the new Doha Bay Marina, will accommodate future employees. A Green Spine connects the districts, echoing their individual identities as it runs north-south. The landscaping scheme is a new public space for Doha that will be used by residents and tourists. A network of public spaces, gardens and plazas will stretch across the site, surrounded by a “Desert Park.”

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Rem Koolhaas commented “We are delighted and honored to participate in the exciting growth of Doha, in a project that is perhaps the first serious effort anywhere in the world to interface between an international airport and the city it serves.”

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Project data:
Project: HIA Airport City
Status: Masterplanning and Component Design Stages
Client: NDIA
Location: Doha, Qatar
Budget: N/A
Site: HIA Airport, Doha
Programme: Masterplan, Utilities & Infrastructure Implementation and Building Design
Images: Robota / OMA
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Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas, Iyad Alsaka, Reinier de Graaf
Project Director: Slavis Poczebutas
Design Associate-in-charge: Katrin Betschinger
Project Manager: Helen Billson

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OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. Recently completed buildings by OMA include the new headquarters for China Central Television and the new headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London. Buildings under construction include Shenzhen Stock Exchange and De Rotterdam, a mixed-use tower on the River Maas. OMA employs a staff of over 350, with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, and soon to be opened, Doha.

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