Doha Festival City Mall

The Retail Hub of Qatar

Sitting on some 43 hectares and located about 15km north of the downtown district, Doha Festival City comprises a retail and entertainment hub complete with hospitality and business facilities, a theme park, and motor showrooms. The Doha Festival City Mall, with 500 retail stores and a gross floor area of 327, 000sqm, is the largest component of the development. The scale of the project and the immediate surrounds inspired the design concept of creating an extension of the vast desert site.

Middle East
Doha Festival City, Umm Salal Mohamed, Doha, Qatar
Category Retail
Year 2017
Size 330,800sqm
It was essential to the concept to have a simple yet provocative exterior which paid homage to the desert and could also complement the more intricately designed interior concourse of the mall.

The interior planning challenge was to breakdown the massive scale of the mall and intrigue the shoppers to keep them moving. Four main zones were created with the intention of characterising specific retail segments of the mall. The largest of the four zones, Luxury Fashion, is designed as a circular atrium with a dome-shaped feature ceiling. The space is accentuated by natural light from high level windows on which the dome is elevated. The other three zones – Centre Court, Entertainment Centre and Market Place – are similarly distinguished by simple geometric shapes and characterised by different themes making them clearly identifiable.

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