arata isozaki plans qatar convention center
arata isozaki plans qatar convention center arata isozaki plans qatar convention center
feb 08, 2010

arata isozaki plans qatar convention center

opening in 2011 is the qatar national convention centre by japanese arata isozaki. boasting an iconic design and cutting edge facilities,  QNCC is the first of its kind being built to the gold certification of U.S. green building council’s leadership in energy and environment design (LEED). the center spans an area of 177,000 sq meters and consists of a specially designed roof containing 3,600 sqm of solar panels which will supply about 12.5% of the project total energy needs.



on completion, the QNCC will provide a venue of choice for regional and national conventions, exhibitions, gala events, concerts, weddings and banquets. QNCC’s spans over three levels comprising:

– 40,000 m2 of exhibition space
– conference hall for 4,000 delegates
– 2,300-seat lyric style theatre
– three additional tiered auditoriums
– theatre-style seating, banquet space for up to 10,000 in exhibition halls
– total of 57 meeting rooms
– spacious pre-function, exhibition foyers
– luxurious lounges, hospitality suites
– dedicated registration desks, business centre, media rooms


QNCC is located alongside elite universities, research and technology institutions in education city, a new global hub of ideas and innovation, 20 minutes away from the central business district.

construction of the qatar national convention center


via greenprophet

  • Gonna have to say “kitsch” on that one.

    Adam says:
  • huh? I thought this was Arata Isozaki’s project?!

    jo says:
  • there is too much focus on that “tree branch” like element and it looks like unfinished line of one concept , design segment out of real architectural touch. But interesting

    nikola kirincic says:
  • Arata Isozaki’s “Florence New Station” competition proposal, 2002. Documented by structural designer Mutsuro Sasaki as “Flux Structure” in the book of same name, published by TOTO Shuppan, Tokio, June 2005.

    countcero says:
  • terrible

    Endeavour says:
  • designboom just sent you
    unbearable architecture

    do you acept unbearable architecture….

    ezra says:
  • I have never seen anything worse…

    mpk says:

    mich says:
  • Looks Like Hotel Los Mangos in Tuxpan, Veracruz

    Angel says:
  • This project is creative, and progressive, and helps expands the universe of design and creativity. Such progressive work is always subject to absurd negative comments from jealous designers not capable of anything but coping safe and mundane work by non-creative architects and designers like themselves.

    Brent Blake says:
  • does this design have any relevance to the climate and culture of Qatar?????????
    and what about getting a U.S green building council’s gold LEED rating, every country should have their own LEED rating system according to there own climate.

    owais hasan says:
  • Yamasaki is not a Japanese firm, They are based just outside of Detroit, MI. Even Minoru himself was born in the US.

    joshua says:
  • too similar to Arata Isozaki… so similar is disturbing how so called designers can get away with it..

    Tange says:
  • cool man

    kylintz says:
  • ok… this article needs re editing. The architect who designed this is ARATA ISOZAKI! Yamasaki is the Detailed Design Archtiect.. NOT the actual designer of the convention centre

    Tange says:

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