Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), a leading UK-based architectural firm based, has signed an agreement with Qatar-based Qetaifan Projects and JMJ Group Holding to design multi-use buildings for seven medium-rise plots of land overlooking the southern waterfront of Qetaifan Island North in Lusail.
Construction for the buildings, which will boast stunning views of the beaches of Lusail City, will be led by JMJ Real Estate as the development partner, while the Qatari group will play a vital role as the real estate developer for Qetaifan Island North.
The project will cover a land area that spans approximately 40,000 sq m, with an investment value of up to QR986 million ($265 million).
The agreement was signed by JMJ Group Holding Chairman Sheikh Jabor bin Mansour Al Thani and ZHA Director Gianluca Racana at the recent Cityscape Qatar 2023 expo held at Doha.
Sheikh Jabor said: “The signing of this MoU with an international architectural design company such as Zaha Hadid Architects is an opportunity to transcend our vision beyond the conventional and unlock innovation in reimagining Qatar’s urban design and modern real estate landscape.”
Racana said ZHA was greatly honoured to collaborate with JMJ Properties on the project, which could become 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. Acknowledging the architecture, culture and history of Qatar, the development will also look to the future with a unique design incorporating advanced technologies,” he added.