ARCHITECTUREQatar is home to an eclectic mix of architecture with building designs ranging from traditional to modern. Doha, the capital city, is filled with amazing architectural feats including Souq Waqif, The Pearl, Qatar University, and more. It was not, however, until the 1970s that the city became modernized. The architectural landscape of Qatar is constantly changing as world famous architects design new landmarks. Below is information on some of the interesting architectural building styles found around Qatar.
Tornado Tower is a 52 story high rise building located in Qatar. The building design incorporates column free, flexible floor plates and a helipad on the roof for emergency escapes. The exterior of the building uses LED lighting technology.
Doha tower or in Arabic word, known as Burj Doha, is located on the Chornice in the center of Doha city. It has unique design as the first skyscraper and depict of local culture. It modern style is connect with ancient Islamic design.
The Pearl Qatar
The Pearl Qatar is an artificial island built off the coast of Doha that spans almost four million square meters. The island is home to many residential towers including the Porto Arabia Towers, and the Viva Bahriya Towers. The Pearl is also home to a community modeled after Venice called the Qanat Quartier.
Qatar Islamic Culture Center
The Qatar Islamic Culture Center is a prominent landmark in the city of Doha. It features an interesting minaret designed to look like a lighthouse.
The Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum of Islamic Art, located in Doha on a man-made island. The museum is connected to shore by three bridges, one of which carries cars, while the other two act as pedestrian crossings.