Bu Hamour Garden

Ministry of Municipality and Environment
Doha, Qatar
Construction Documents, 2018
6800 m2
Located in Bu Hamour district of Al Rayyan, Qatar, the public park was developed to be a leisure area for residents and visitors of all ages, providing spaces for children activities, sport and resting areas. The park, which also has a pedagogical purpose, exhales the shapes and geometry of Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) work, an Ukrainian-born French artist who, together with her husband, co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor. Her work in modern design included the concepts of geometric abstraction, the integration of furniture, fabrics, wall coverings, and clothing.
The park is structured by the main axis which defines the path that connects the main entrance – where the Delaunay interpretation area and kiosk are located – to the secondary entrance. This path follows a long water feature that divides the park playground from the calmer areas. To East, after the water feature, the children playground subdivide into two areas for different ranges of age: for the younger a canopy with ropes to climb and swing; for the older a playground of slides from the top of the hill. To West, the cypresses point out a concavity modeled in the terrain defining an auditorium which is limited by a support wall that defines the level of the big lawn. Defining a ring between the park limit and leisure areas, a jogging path connects to exercise stations with fitness equipment.
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Landscape Architecture
HAHA Landscape Architecture
Adriana Almeida, Manuel Cordeiro, Nuno Figueiras
Architecture / Coordination