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Education City, Doha Qatar
designed by Arata Isozaki architects

Project ID:

Name: Qatar National Convention Center

Type: Convention Centers / Civil / Multi-purpose

Architects: Arata Isozaki

Location: Education City, Doha Qatar

Photography: Pygmalion Karatzas

Photo shoot date: September 2013

Project description:

QNCC is a member of Qatar Foundation. It aims to support Qatar on its journey from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy by unlocking human potential. It was established in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. His wife, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, is Qatar Foundation’s chairperson. 

The building is located on Qatar Foundation’s 2.500-acre campus (masterplanned by Arata Isozaki), which hosts faculties from world-renowned universities to home-grown research centers. QNCC was conveived with a focus on sustainability. The Centre was built according to US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold-certification standards.

It featured a 4.000-seat conference hall, a 2.300-seat theatre, three auditoria and a total of 52 flexible meeting rooms to accommodate a wide range of events. It also houses 40.000 sq.m. of exhibition space over nine halls, and is adaptable to seat 10.000 for a conference or banquet.  

The tree-like structure is a reference to Sidrat al-Muntaha, a holy Islamic tree. The architect noted: “The tree is a beacon of learning and comfort in the desert and a haven for poets and scholars who gather beneath its branches to share knowledge”. The Centre opened in 2011.

Image Copyright: Rights-Managed © Pygmalion Karatzas.

Image Licensing: High-resolution images are available for editorial and limited commercial use.
Edition Type: Open edition print.
Fine Art Prints: Images are available in gallery-quality fine art prints on various sizes, media and framing options.
Please inquire for further information for usage licensing and prints.

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