Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

Barcelona architects Xavier Vilalta Studio have won a competition to design a tower for Doha, Qatar.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

Called Alpha Project, the design is based on tha patterns of ancient Arabic tiles.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

Here are some further details from the studio:


XVSTUDIO (Xavier Vilalta Studio) have won an international competition for a mixed-used development in Doha Qatar.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

The ALPHA PROJECT´s is a completely self-reliant, innovative development.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

The project aims to sensitively capture the essence and culture of the city of Doha, with ancient design traditions forming the fundamental basis of the plan and modern building technologies used as a tool of expression.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

It is an independent Ecosystem that demonstrates a combination of advanced building design with a historical heritage.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

The design is generated and molded by the surrounding environment, with which it works in harmony to take full advantage of the available natural resources.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

With passive design elements inspired by the vernacular architecture to provide stable conditions in the harsh climate and the energy harnessed from wind, water and sun as the primary energy sources, it becomes a sustainable development that combines the passive and the active systems.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

The structure and planning of the scheme is efficient, advanced and sustainable.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

Connections made across the towers improve the accessibility and efficiency for users.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

The towers and bridges blend together to work as a whole and frame the core, public space.

The towers and bridges work together to create a new typology of High Rise buildings.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

The unique skin of the building is based on the ancient Arabic pattern of the GIRIH tiles, which is also used as the backbone of the planning.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

It defines and shades the semi-outdoor spaces throughout the interior of the building and extends outwards, strengthening the connection between the interior and exterior of the building.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

The exterior pergolas shade the pathways that wind through the landscaped gardens.

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

LOCATION: Doha,Qatar
CLIENT: Sheikh Sultan Abdulrahman Al Thani
DATA: International Competition – 1st Prize

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

XVSTUDIO
Project Director: Xavier Vilalta
Project Team: Noelia Arquero, Dubravka Matic ,Oksana Luzika, Zazie Maquet, Sebastien Capurosso, Reza Nik, Inés Aquilué, Ketty Voltat, Nóra Sebestyén, Dora G. Kocsis, Giuseppe Rago

Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio
Alpha Project by Xavier Vilalta Studio

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