The convention centre in Doha catches the visitor’s attention for many reasons. Thanks to its multifunctionality, it provides the perfect conditions for global and regional events ranging from conferences, training seminars, concerts and lectures to fairs and exhibitions.
Organic architectural elements give the building a distinctive identity, both visually and symbolically. The tree-like steel structure establishes a connection to Qatar’s native Sidra tree, whose shade was traditionally sought out by scholars for their meetings. A symbolism that perfectly suits the new building in the Education City.
The building’s distinctive contours are illuminated from the link bridge opposite. BEGA high-performance floodlights, bottom shielded for visitors’ comfort, direct the light precisely onto the façade elements.
The roads around the building are lined with down-lighting pole-top luminaires. They target the entire road with their high illuminance, ensuring comfort and safety.
Pleasant wide-area lighting emphasises the generous proportions of the building’s main façade. BEGA recessed wall luminaires, top shielded, are available with LED lamps in four different sizes. The extensive glass façade also helps visitors orient themselves easily by giving them a clear view into the building.
Client Qatar Foundation, Doha
General contractor BAYTUR Insaat Taahhüt A.S, Istanbul
Architect Arata Isozaki YAMASAKI Inc., Michigan
Lighting design Lee Prince, Light+Design Associates Ltd, London
Electrical installation ANEL/ AlFuttaim
Photographer Max Schulz, Mülheim an der Ruhr