Adaptive reuse: Add on/ Envelope
This is one of the oldest adaptive reuse projects in qatar, one of many hidden and undocumented projects.
Although there was no programatic change it was a drastic change from the original architectural style established by an unknown architect.
“The facade featured a simple screen composed of alternating offset owns of square concrete panels that filter light into each of the hotel rooms balconies.”
“As well as a full refit and re-planning of the interiors, the work included the complete re-cladding of the existing hotel buildings and the inclusion within the guestrooms of what had been the external balconies.”