20 June 2011
The principal architectural designer “RTKL” for Baraya was honoured last week at the 17th annual International Property Awards, receiving a commendation for Baraya, an impressive mixed-use development in Qatar. The awards gala was part of the Property Awards Business Summit held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai in association with Google and Bloomberg Television.
Baraya is a joint venture project between Barwa Al Doha ,Qatar and Tamdeen Real Estae, Kuwait, and Designed by RTKL will set a new standard for Qatar’s approach to sustainable development. The cutting-edge project will provide 330,000 SM of retail, hospitality, and entertainment that will create a more pedestrian-friendly, sustainable area in the old city of Doha. RTKL’s design team used the latest in advanced 3D technologies and digital fabrication to create complex geometries based on traditional Arabic patterns, incorporating them into Baraya’s interior and exterior design elements.
“We are honoured to be part of Qatar’s ambitious expansion plans and Baraya is an example of the type of thoughtful, mixed-use design that will continue to propel the country in the right direction,” said RTKL Director Jorge Beroiz.
“Baraya mixed-use development is conceived for creating value beyond the ordinary, heralding a radical change in the retail and hospitality horizon of Qatar. The vision of creating this iconic development at the heart of the city of Doha will be seen as a game changing event in the years to come. Baraya is truly iconic and represents a new premium lifestyle experience for Qatar, one that is eagerly sought by discerning clientele,” said Ali Mohammed Al Derbasti, CEO of Barwa Al Doha.