Msheireb Museums, the cultural and tourist destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD), HAS announced the winners of the Msheireb Museums Design competition launched last September, targeting creative designers in Qatar.
The judging panel comprised engineer Ali al-Kuwari, acting CEO of Msheireb Properties; Dr Hafez Ali, Msheireb Museums director; and Amir Berbi? , College of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar dean.
The submitted designs were evaluated according to specific criteria, such as uniqueness and creativity of the invention, use of Msheireb Museums, and or MDD concepts. All submitted projects were required not to have been submitted to other competitions previously.
The competition received 207 designs, and after fierce competition, Nimrah Kabiruddin reserved the first place for her design that captures the structure of Msheireb mosque using laser-cut plywood without any adhesive.
Coming in second place, Hamzah al-Mujahed presented his design titled "Memories"; reflecting Msheireb Museums using four different candles representing the four heritage houses and releasing different smells that carried their memories. Nima Noorudin was selected for the third place for designing an oil diffuser made of wood and marble in gold finish.
Dr Ali delivered the awards and gifts to the winners, saying: "Msheireb Museums congratulates the winners for showcasing proficiency and creativity. Their designs will be displayed with their names in Msheireb Museums Gift Shop. We will continue to support and promote youth creativity and innovation."
"The competition received many entries, and it was challenging to decide the winners. We hope the winners consider their achievement as a starting point in their future careers. Msheireb Properties are proud of such initiatives that come under our social responsibility to support the creative community, especially the youth", he added.
Msheireb Museums Design competition required all participants to submit a creative design to create a unique souvenir product that represents Msheireb Museums or MDD, which can be showcased and sold in the Msheireb Museums gift shop.
The invitation was open to all designers, innovators, students, and the general public aged 18 and above who are residents of Qatar. Its main objective is to inspire the creative youth, explore new talents, and preserve the Qatari national heritage and legacy.
Msheireb Museums organises creative exhibitions that shed light on Qatari heritage and history. The gift shop at Msheireb Museums is a perfect space to display and buy traditional gifts representing Qatar's identity and heritage.