Opened on 4 December 2011, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is one of the most sophisticated convention and exhibition centres built to date, boasting an iconic design bearing the ‘Tree Sidra’.
Designed by famed Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, the spectacular façade resembles two intertwined trees that reach out to support the outer shell. The tree is a beacon of education and comfort in the desert and a haven for poets and scholars who gathered under its branches to share knowledge.
QNCC was conceived with a focus on sustainability. The Centre was successfully built in accordance with the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Gold certification. The building is designed to operate efficiently with innovations such as water conservation and energy efficient fixtures.
A member of the Qatar Foundation, it features a 4,000-seat theatre conference hall, a 2,300-seat theatre, three auditoriums and a total of 52 flexible meeting rooms to accommodate a wide range of events. It also has 40,000 square metres of exhibition space over nine halls, and is adaptable to seat 10,000 for a conference or banquet. The centre’s impressive architecture and state-of-the-art facilities are ideal for hosting local, regional and international conventions and exhibitions, gala events, theatre productions and banquet functions.
EXHIBITION CENTRE – DOHA, QATAR
Suppliers: Hunter Douglas, Nuprotec, Campolonghi, City Gates, Debbas, Gustafs, HAVER & BOECKER, Metalyapı, Reinaerdt
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