All culture pass members can access the events.
If you’ve ever been intrigued by Qatar’s unique architecture, March is your chance to learn all about the country’s intricate architectural landscape through the Qatar Museum program.
The directory “Architecture » program runs throughout the month and is centered on the country’s architecture and the symbolism of each current design. All Culture Pass members will have the chance to experience the architecture of Qatar through workshops and tours.
“Community members are invited to sign up for Culture Pass to get exclusive access to all our offerings in March, focusing on Qatar’s fascinating architecture and urban design,” said Sheikha Shaikha Al Thani, Deputy Director General of Qatar Museums.
Beyond the designs one would encounter on the streets of Doha, the Qatar Museum will also take visitors on a journey through time to witness the growth process behind the country’s architecture.
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Club Townhouse Tour – March 5
The tour offers Culture Pass holders the chance to visit the new Culture Pass Club in Qatar’s modern design district in the heart of Doha, Msheireb Downtown, from 2-3pm.
Taste of Architecture Tour – March 9
This tour will give you a real taste and insight into architecture with Ukrainian architect and pastry chef Dinara Kasko. The tour is Kasko’s first exclusive pastry art gallery and will take place in Tower 4, Porto Arabia, The Pearl.
Pass Culture members will be able to discover Kasko’s 3D cakes and even taste them. After the tour, an online Q&A session will take place with Kasko.
Permaculture and sustainable architecture tour – March 12
Away from bustling Doha, visitors will head to Heenat Salma Farm in Al Shahaniya to learn about sustainable architecture and permaculture design.
Permaculture refers to the self-sufficient approach used in the growth of agricultural ecosystems. Heenat Salma Farm offers a unique blend of Qatari culture, agriculture, sustainability, health and wellness.
Visitors will be able to experience the visit to the farm from 9 am to 11 am.
Architecture of Defense Tour – March 19
Like agriculture, defense and architecture go hand in hand.
This element can be discovered during the Architecture of Defense Tour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a number of historic buildings used during wars. The tour takes place at Al Zubarah Fort, Al Rakiyat and Al Thaghab Forts, and the former Al Ruwais Police Station.
Visitors will learn about the historic use of all the buildings as well as the methods used to preserve them to the present day.
Al Zubarah is one of the most important sites in the country and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Al Zubarah Fort was built in 1938 and sits alongside other archaeological remains dating back to the 1760s.
Beyond Al Zubarah, Al-Rekayat (“well” in Arabic) fort was recently restored by Qatar Museums. The fort was among others that were renovated in the 1980s, with its origin dating back to between the 17th and 19th centuries.
Qatar Architecture History Tour – March 21 (English) and March 24 (Arabic)
The last tour of the program ends at the National Museum of Qatar, where visitors can learn about the architectural history of Doha and the main traditional motifs that adorn all aspects of the country, including the skyscrapers of West Bay.
The tour blends the past, present and future of Qatar’s architecture and will run from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Tickets for Marchitecture can be booked on the Qatar Museums website and those interested in becoming Culture Pass members can apply online. If the events are open to all audiences, priority will be given to holders of Pass Culture Plus and Pass Culture Famille.
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