The Burj Doha designed by Jean Nouvel is an iconic high-rise skyscraper located along the gulf city skyline in Doha, Qatar.
Images © Jean Nouvel
On October 18, 2012, the Burj Doha tower received the CTBUH Skyscraper Award for the Best Tall Building Worldwide from the CTBUH.
Doha Tower was designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. In 2004 the project was first named as High Rise Office Building and after completion of construction in 2012 was branded as Burj Doha by the owner, H. E. Sheikh Saud bin Muhammed Al Thani. The public has noted the buildings “phallic form”, suggestive of what Nouvel calls a “fully assumed virility.”
Doha Tower comprises 46 floors above ground, 3 floors below ground and a total gross floor area of approximately 110,000 m². It has no central core, leaving more internal space available to its occupants. The design is unique, the first skyscraper with internal reinforced concrete dia-grid columns, which form a cross (X) shape that connects with the eye-catching cylindrical facade.