Qatar National Convention Center

Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) is located on Qatar Foundation’s 2,500-acre campus, which hosts faculties from world-renowned universities such as Weill Cornell, Texas A&M, and Georgetown, as well as home-grown centers such as Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. QNCC was conceived with a focus on sustainability. The impressive façade of the National Convention Center features a bent steel structure, spanning 250 meters, in the shape of the native Sidra tree which “grows up” to support the overhanging roof structure. The building is designed to operate efficiently, with innovations such as water conservation and energy-efficient fixtures, and it is approximately 32 percent more efficient compared with a similarly designed building without such innovations.