(MENAFN- Gulf Times) * The project includes a decorative palisade showcasing artwork inspired by the concept of ‘Shura’ among the people On the eve of the historic Qatari Shura Council elections, the Oversight Committee of Qatar beautification of roads and public places in Qatar announced the completion of Shura Plaza works in association with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The project includes the construction of a decorative palisade exhibiting the creation of a Qatari artist. Inspired by the concept of “Shura” among people, the artwork is in cooperation with the museums of Qatar.
“The Shura Plaza project is part of the committee’s strategic plan, which aims to create spaces that encourage families to adopt healthy lifestyles,” said Vice-President Engineer Sara Kafood.
The square, in a strategic location, has many commercial, residential and medical establishments. Described as a getaway for residents and visitors to the area, where they can enjoy various activities and events, the square is within walking distance.
The area connects the B-Ring and C-Ring roads on either side.
Engineer Maryam al-Kuwari, responsible for the design of the project at the Committee, explained that the Shura Plaza project covers an area of up to 15,000 m² with green spaces covering 80% of the space, or about 12,000 m².
She added that the square has a 500m footpath, which aims to encourage visitors to exercise and take a walk with family and friends.
All materials used for the construction of the project are environmentally friendly, said engineer al-Kuwari. In addition, the construction works were carried out in accordance with local specifications and international standards, in line with Qatar’s initiative to support domestic manufacturers. In this regard, local materials have reached up to 70% of the total materials used. Local manufacturers provided various building materials and components, including irrigation pipes, power cables, cables, locks and other materials suitable for the Qatari climate.
To add yet another element of beautification to the place, and in parallel with the ongoing Shura Council elections, engineer al-Kuwari said it was decided to add a 250m long aesthetic palisade for serve as a platform for a work of art, also with the aim of promoting artists who use digital drawing technology.
Artist Buthayna al-Zamman, creator of the artwork on the wall of Shura Plaza, recalled that the concept was finalized after several discussions with the Committee. It was agreed that the artwork would reflect the proximity of the square to the Shura Council building, as well as the solidarity of the people and their role in the Qatari community.
The artwork was produced using digital drawing technology, an advanced drawing method that allows the artist to use electronic devices. It also facilitates the control of the dimensions of the work by the artist, while printing it at different scales.
Artist al-Zamman added that the designs reflect various individuals in the community as a modern electronic game. In addition, quotes related to the idea of Shura between people have also been drawn in Arabic script which is consistent with the overall artwork.
The Qatar Roads and Public Places Beautification Oversight Committee works in coordination with several ministries and other state entities such as the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar Railway Company, private engineering office, among others.
The committee is responsible for five main tasks, including the construction of central public parks, the provision of pedestrian and bicycle lanes, the development of the Doha Corniche, the development of central Doha, and the growth of trees and trees. green spaces.
The Committee’s work contributes to improving sustainability by minimizing environmental pollution, reducing CO2 emissions through lower consumption and the conservation of energy resources. It focuses on providing more public transport options aimed at reducing the use of private cars and improving lifestyles through clean and safe transport.
The Committee is also working to create a healthy environment in residential neighborhoods and public places by increasing afforestation and landscaping, which will go a long way in reducing temperatures in cities.
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