AEB 1966-2016 Fifty years of architectural design in Qatar By Luca Molinari

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Tracing over fifty years of architecture and research, set against the remarkable backdrop of Qatar

Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) is an award-winning firm of architects, urban and master planners, interior, landscape and structural designers, engineers, quantity surveyors, and project and design managers with a truly inimitable portfolio.

Through a selection of nearly thirty projects illustrated by photographs and drawings, the book reveals the capacity of AEB to respect tradition while at the same time embracing the future of Qatar – a country currently preparing to host the 2022 World Cup, alongside its ambitious economic, social and environmental development plan, Qatar National Vision 2030.

Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, CEO and Chief Architect of AEB, has maintained a commitment to the local, popular architectural tradition, which he couples with his vast experience in important contemporary collaborations outside the Persian Gulf nations. He has established AEB as one of the most important players in the modernisation of Qatar, viewing architecture as an instrument capable of building identity and culture, while positioning his project as “a benefactor for a sustainable environment, the economy and the local community.”


Architect and critic Luca Molinari has been associate professor of History of Contemporary Architecture at the University of Naples since 2003, and guest professor at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (China).

Publication: October 2016
Length: 344 pages
Size: 24 x 28 cm
Illustrations: 433 colour
Binding: Hardcover
Price: $75 / £ 50 / 59 €

ISBN: 978-88-572- 2880-8