World's Coolest Design Destinations

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Courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Ziyad Shawkat

These days, innovative designs are everywhere—from showstopping skyscrapers and pedestrian bridges to industrial-chic hotel rooms.

Souk Waqif, in Doha, Qatar

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Souk Waqif is the one great public space that remains in Doha, Qatar, a city that is reinventing itself at lightning speed. In the souk, locals congregate to dine, smoke shishas, meander through a maze of alleys, and shop. The 2008 restoration by designer Mohamed Al Abdullah replaced all structures that seemed at odds with tradition, revitalizing the historic spot.

World's Coolest Design Destinations

Souk Waqif, in Doha, Qatar

Souk Waqif is the one great public space that remains in Doha, Qatar, a city that is reinventing itself at lightning speed. In the souk, locals congregate to dine, smoke shishas, meander through a maze of alleys, and shop. The 2008 restoration by designer Mohamed Al Abdullah replaced all structures that seemed at odds with tradition, revitalizing the historic spot.

Courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture/Ziyad Shawkat
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