Qatar National Convention Centre

The south facade of the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), completed in 2010, consists of a steel structure in the shape of a sidra tree and an almost dematerialised glass facade. It has a total length of 250 m and is 20 m high. Solar cells were installed on the convention centre’s roof, which covers an area of around 3,700 m² and provides 12.5 % of the building’s total electricity consumption. 

Landmark with Steel Structure in the Shape of a Sidra Tree

The building was constructed according to the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) standards, making it the first of its kind in the entire region.

The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is part of the new Qatar Education City in Doha. As the largest building of its kind in the Middle East, it is also the emirate’s new landmark.

Architecture
Yamasaki Architects, Troy, Michigan/USA

Planning time
2006 − 2009

Construction time
2008 − 2010

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering (detail design)

GFA
76,000 m²

Client
Qatar Petroleum, Doha/Qatar

Photography
Fatih Küçükçolak, Istanbul/Turkey

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