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Burj Qatar

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Identification

Burj Qatar
Doha Tower
222973

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
concrete
stainless steel
curtain wall
light gray
modernism

Usages

commercial office
residential parking

Facts

  • The density of the screen varies depending on the orientation: 25% opacity on the north elevation, 40% on the south, 60% on the east and west.
  • From a distance, the tower appears to have a uniform facade; the facade's intricacy and varied density become apparent at close quarters.
  • The glass of the inner-layer curtain wall is slightly reflective so as to help reduce solar gain.
  • The outer layer is inspired by "mashrabiya" screens found in traditional Islamic architecture, and which serve to protect from the sun's heat and glare, and grant privacy.
  • The screen serves to shade the tower from the heat, but also helps protect from sand residue forming on the glass behind it.
  • There is a restaurant at level 42 offering panoramic views of the city of Doha and the Corniche.
  • The building envelope consists of two layers, a metal brise-soleil with an aluminium-and-glass curtain wall behind.
  • Solar blinds are also available behind the curtain wall.
  • The built-in spire atop the building is a lightning rod.
  • There is a walkway between the sunscreen and inner layer to enable the curtain wall to be cleaned.
  • At the top of the tower, at 182m, there a full-span dome housing a private residence.
  • A programmed external lighting system with LEDs in the facade illuminates the tower at night.
  • A large atrium inside the building runs from the ground to the 27th floor, reaching a height of 112m.
  • The diameter of the cylindrical tower is 45m.

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Location

Doha
Qatar

Technical Data

781.17 ft
46
3
2005
2012
28
870
$125,000,000

Involved Companies


Arab Engineering Bureau

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Features & Amenities

  • Elevator destination control
  • Raised floors are available
  • Sunshading devices are built in
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