Why not Abu Dhabi or Bahrain or even Kuwait City?
TM: You could argue that we’re fitting into a niche in Qatar. First, we are design architects, no doubt. In a way, there is no one like that based in Doha. There are some who do projects like the ones we’re looking at and of course there’s competition from other countries but I don’t think any of our competitors have branch offices in Doha yet. Your most recent commission, The Heart of Doha, is a very important project for Qatar. What is it like to work with and for Her Highness Sheika Mozah? TM: Our relationship with Her Highness has been one of presentation and response. In terms of the Heart of Doha, we weren’t there at the early stages. We came on board once there was a vision in place. I am not sure where the original set of ideas about what the site might become and what the architects should bring to the project or what kind of approach to urban living the project should instil came from. Having met Her Highness a few times though, I am sure that she was an integral part of that