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.
Yamasaki Architects, Troy, Michigan/USA
2006 − 2009
2008 − 2010
Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering (detail design)
Qatar Petroleum, Doha/Qatar
Fatih Küçükçolak, Istanbul/Turkey