In 2013, Ashghal appointed KEO as the design and construction supervisors for the New Doha Zoo project.
KEO, and its Allied Practice, InSite, worked with HHCP (USA) to prepare the concept master plan, which envisioned a massive refurbishment of the current 30 year old zoo. The new zoo is proposed to be built on the same site as the existing facility in the Al Aziziya area of Doha, and at 75 hectares will be seven times the size of the old zoo.
The new facility based on the current best practices of animal management will house more than 3,000 animals in themed areas based on regions found in three continents, an African safari characterized by forests and savannahs, an Asian woodland with mountains and a South American rainforest, where a controlled biosphere roof system would be installed, allowing it to ‘rain’ on an hourly basis. Each region will be accessible through multiple safari trips by car, boat and foot.