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QATAR NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE EXTENSION/EXHIBITION HALL

Location: Education City-Doha, Qatar

Budget / Size: $206M / 1,157,500 SF

LEED Status: LEED-NCv2.2 Gold

Services: Overall LEED project management; preparation and implementation of management plans for LEED design and construction integration; energy modeling and fundamental and enhanced commissioning; coordination and submission of LEED certification package and LEED certification process management with USGBC

Schedule Start: July 2008
Schedule Completion: November 2011

Client Contact: Michael Roark, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co., 816.822.3190
Vertegy Contact: Grant Lanham, Principal, 314.399.9991

Description: Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) was a phased project, with Phase 1 incorporating large auditoriums, meeting and conference space and smaller theatres. Vertegy served as the LEED Consultant for the Phase 2 Extension of the project, which is connected to its predecessor by an elaborate concourse. The majority of Phase 2 of the facility is dedicated to the exhibition hall and a large atrium that can serve as pre-function space. A “back of house” support area for the exhibition hall is also included in the project. The second floor consists of smaller conference rooms and individual VIP rooms. A link bridge connects QNCC to Qatar Science and Technology Park. The link bridge houses a stop for Education City’s Mass Transit System, called The People Mover. The facility is approximately 39% more energy efficient than a standard baseline, incorporating demand control ventilation, heat recovery, high efficiency lighting, and a large photovoltaic array, which provides 13% of the project’s annual energy requirements. More than 80% - nearly 35,000 tons - of construction waste was diverted from landfill through recycling and reuse initiatives. The Exhibition Hall became the first LEED certified project in Qatar, earning LEED-NCv2.2 Gold on February 3, 2012.


Other Awards:

  • Middle East’s Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre, 2012 World Travel Awards
  • 2012 GCC Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year, MEED Quality Awards for Projects