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Tornado Tower

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Identification

Tornado Tower
QIPCO Tower, West Bay Tower, Westbay Tower
233353

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
aluminum
glass
curtain wall
structural expressionism

Usages

commercial office
shop(s) restaurant parking

Facts

  • The external lighting can be programmed to form various color combinations.
  • The tower features an external lighting system whereby light fittings built into the intersections of the external steel lattice enable 35,000 different lighting combinations.
  • The lighting system can be animated to make the tower seem to be swirling like a tornado.
  • The 28th floor comprises a restaurant and lounge area with a 360° view over Doha and the bay.
  • The hyperboloid shape of the tower is intended to represent a desert whirlwind, hence the name "Tornado Tower".

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Location

Al Funduq Street
Al Funduq Street
West Bay
Doha
Qatar

Technical Data

656.17 ft
9.19 ft
52
3
2006
2008
23

Involved Companies

Jappsen Ingenieure

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Features & Amenities

  • Exercise facility is available
  • Helipad is available
  • Ornamental illumination is installed
  • Raised floors are available
  • Variable walls can be built
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