Msheireb is a planned complex in downtown Doha of over 100 buildings, most of which will earn LEED Gold certification after the project’s completion. As Qatar scrambles to prepare for its hosting of the 2022 World Cup, Doha has become an emerging sustainability laboratory showcasing the latest in solar energy technology and green building design. Msheireb, a 31 hectare complex that will transform Doha, will be a showcase of the latest and greatest green design elements while incorporating traditional Arabian architecture. I visited Msheireb in February and was impressed with the company’s commitment and dedication to green building in Qatar. And so this amazing project, which will open its first phase later this year, is showcased in my latest Middle East architecture gallery on Inhabitat.

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Msheireb will feature zigzagging walkways and ample open spaces

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.