The QNCC – Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha by Arata Isozaki and RHWL architects, is the largest convention centre in the Middle East, scheduled to host the UN Climate Change Conference starting November 26. Image credit: Brunner Group
The Qatar National Convention Centre, characterized by the 250 meters in the shape of the native sidra tree that supports the roof structure, is able to cater for up to 7,000 people in its three main halls.
The $720 million building has also 52 meeting rooms, a 2500 seat theater and 40,000 square-meters of exhibition space.
The building is partly powered by solar panels located on the roof and illuminated with energy-efficient LED lights.
“Concept Architect is Arata Isozaki & Associates. Working in a design team under Halcrow Engineers, for client Qatar Foundation with client representative Qatar Petroleum/ASTAD, RHWL led the architectural design from Schematic Design through to Development Design Stage, including full Interior Design and FF&E.”