External view of Fire Station: Artist in Residence illuminated at night

About Fire Station

Fire Station is a contemporary art space committed to supporting artists and curators through its residency programmes and engaging the local communities in Qatar through events and opportunities, including exhibitions and public programmes.

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Our Beginnings

The Fire Station was originally built in 1982 and was the home of Qatar's first civil defence authority until late 2012, operating as a working fire station. It was repurposed and renovated in 2014 as an 'adaptive reuse project' to host Fire Station: Artist in Residence initiative. Lead architect, Ibrahim Al-Jaida, actively preserved the original details of the building, such as its distinctive honeycomb façade and the tower and in doing so helped to preserve a piece of Doha's early-modern architecture. The annex and extended building were later additions to the original structure and together with the plaza, they form the Fire Station complex.

More About Our Spaces

Our building includes extensive studios and workspaces, a woodshop, and a fabrication lab, alongside the Fire Station Cinema, Café 999, Cass Art (art supply shop) and gallery spaces housing local and international art exhibitions.

A blue sculpture of a man in front of a blue painting depicting a tribe
Exterior of Cass Arts, art supply shop with graphic signage and open door way