Master Planning  
Project: Doha Wildlife Park, Doha    

JSBP was previously the Architects and a Joint Venture Partner for the original zoo, which was opened in 1984. This project expands the animal collection and incorporates an additional 72 hectares of land to enlarge and encompass the original Zoological Gardens.

Design Solution:
Developed around the nucleus of the existing Zoological Garden, the Wildlife Park exhibits the fauna and flora of the major continents. Large open paddocks display mixed species within authentically landscaped habitats from Arabia, Africa, Asia and Australia. Special features include a Natural History Museum, Education and Study Centre, large format Wildlife Cinema, Tropical Rainforest Exhibit, walks through Free Flight Aviaries and a Prehistoric Exhibit.

Visitors can view the animals from elevated platforms, extensive foot trails and special safari vehicles which drive through the open range paddocks.

The Park is a long stay destination attraction, its facilities include Themed Restaurants, Leisure Gardens, Craft Centres, Wildlife Art and Artifacts, Ethnic Food Courts, corporate entertaining and merchandising. Facilities for families include a Children’s Zoo, Entertainment Arena, Adventure Island and a Jungle Rapids Ride. Future phases will add ecological and marine exhibits.

The professionally managed park will provide attractions for the whole family throughout the day. After sunset the gardens will be attractively illuminated to enable guests to enjoy a night safari and evening dining at the Safari Lodge with views over the animals in the open range paddocks.

Client: Ministry of Municipalities and Agricultural Affairs
Site Area: 72 hectares
Project Value: £100 million