Barwa Financial District Qatar, Middle East

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KEO International Consultants

KEO International Consultants designed BARWA’s prestigious Financial District Project in Doha, Qatar. The project consists of two nautilus forms spiraling in opposing directions which create dynamic flow of mass and space. The opposing spiraling geometry builds up the movement of the towers to create the pinnacle at the southwest corner of the site creating a landmark tower visible from the West Bay Area as well as the main road arteries west of the site. The project has an outer ring of 6 office towers ascending in a clockwise direction from 20 to 35 storeys in height. The 4 inner ring of towers, comprising of 3 office towers and a hotel tower, ascends in a counter-clockwise direction from 31 to 50 storeys in height. The placement of the 9 office towers and their opposing movement of heights help maintain maximum views as well as ensuring that all the buildings have access to natural light.

The office towers are connected by a two story enclosed atrium lined on either side with retail space on both the ground and first floor to create an intimate and lively boutique mall. The plaza at the main retail level will be open to air and lined with restaurants and cafes. The axis from the main street to the northeastern corner of the site culminates with the Prayer Hall providing geometric order to the development.

Barwa Financial District Doha – Development Information

Project Areas:
Office: 344,650 sq.m
Retail: 17,820 sq.m
Hotel No. of keys: 404
Convention centre: 13,025 sq.m

CLIENT:
Barwa Real Estate Company

DESIGN COMPLETION:
2008

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Architectural Design
Structural Engineering
MEP Engineering
Landscape Design
Interior Design
Infrastructure Design
Traffic Impact Studies
Construction Supervision
Quantity Surveying Services

The towers clad in glass and terracotta emerges from a solid plinth of clad in travertine stone. The glass facades of the towers are protected from the sun’s rays by a metal screen inspired by the traditional mashrabiya. The facades of the project juxtapose the natural materials of terracotta and stone with man made materials of glass and metal screens.

Barwa Financial District Qatar images / information from KEO International Consultants

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