Qatar National Convention Centre

Architects
Yamasaki Architects, Troy, Michigan/USA

Planning time
2006 – 2009

Construction time
2008 – 2010

Services by Werner Sobek
Facade engineering (detail design)

Client
Qatar Petroleum, Doha/Qatar

Photographer
Fatih Küçükçolak, Istanbul/Turkey

The Qatar National Convention Centre is part of the Qatar Education City complex located in Doha, Qatar. The south side of the building is a combination of a steel structure (Sidra Tree with roof) and a transparent facade with alternating 800 mm and 180 mm glass fins every 2 meter. The facade is 250 m long and 20 meter high, with 15 meter returns on the east and west side. The other façade types are steel mullion/transom facade with silicone joints.