120 nos. of AVK wet barrel bronze fire hydrants supplied by American AVK and AVK Qatar decorate the new downtown of Doha, Qatar.
Launched in May 2009 by Msheireb Properties, a subsidiary of the Qatar Foundation the Mushreib Downtown Doha project is the new centre of Doha. Comprising over 100 buildings with commercial and residential properties, offering retail and cultural options in the heart of downtown Doha is this sustainable development project that has changed the structure of the entire city.
Spread around an area of 764,000 m², the scope of work in this project included the construction of residential, commercial and retail spaces, consisting of hotels, museums, mosques, schools, parking, and community facility. This project has regenerated the old districts to a new look with green buildings, sustainable energy and superior service.
Project DetailsImplemented in six phases; Phase IA, Phase IB and IC, Phase 2, Phase 3, and Phase 4 the masterplan team comprised of Arup the lead consultant, and AECOM with Allies and Morrison playing the sitewide ‘architectural voice’ role and design architect of thirty individual buildings. Phase 1A, 1B, and 1C involved the construction of the Diwan Amiri Quarter, Heritage Quarter and Mandarin Oriental Hotel awarded to the lead consultant Arup, AECOM, Morrison, and Allies. Phase 2 involved the construction of retail-oriented mixed-use activities awarded to Allies and Morrison, Squire & Partners, and Gensler. Phase 3 was the construction of the residential community awarded to John McAslan and Partners, Mossessian Architecture, Squire & Partners, Eric Parry Architects, and Mangera Yvars and Phase 4 was the construction of a transportation hub awarded to Mossessian Architecture, HOK.
AVK SolutionBeginning of 2010, AVK started working with the lead consultant Arup, and CAT International contractors for the selection and specification of the right Fire Hydrant for this project. The most important requirement of the client and consultant Arup was to have a Wet Barrel Fire Hydrant in bronze material with a rustic metallic look which should sink into the project’s architecture and building's look and finish. So, the hydrants served their sole purpose but also matches the design and aesthetics of the area around it.
In other words, a high-quality fire hydrant which meets the highest safety standard and looks fantastic too. And exactly so it did!
After a series of lengthy discussions, exchange of ideas and expectations followed by detailed presentations to the client Msheireb Properties, the consultant, and submission of technical documentation for review and acceptance, Team AVK was finally successful in getting AVK SERIES 24 Wet Barrel Bronze Fire Hydrants recommended for this project.
It was the relentless effort of both teams; American AVK, USA, and AVK Qatar that got AVK Series 24/64 in bronze material of construction fire hydrant approved for this project. This recommendation followed through all four phases of the project. During the construction phases from 2013/14 to 2019 AVK delivered over 120 Nos of the Series 24/64 Wet Barrel Bronze Fire Hydrants from American AVK, USA through various main contractors, MEP, and Fire Fighting Contractors who were employed for this project. AVK Qatar also supported each and every contractor in the inspection, installation, testing & commissioning of the delivered fire hydrants.
Other supplied products
Apart from the fire hydrants, AVK also supplied butterfly & check valves for the chiller plants and gate valves for landscaping & irrigation in the project through our then-local distributor.
Today as one takes a stroll through the Msheireb Downtown area in Doha, AVK Bronze Fire Hydrants stand ready to serve blending into the surroundings and architecture of the master project.