QOC Aquatic Center, Qatar

The pools are located at the Al-Rayyan and Qatar Sports Clubs, respectively. The Al-Rayyan facility has a footprint area of approx. 17,000 sq. m and contains 2 Olympic- sized swimming pools, an Olympic div-ing pool, a gymnasium, and café. The Qatar Sports Club facility has a footprint of approx. 7,000 sq. m, with an Olympic- sized training and a confidence pool. Additional facilities, such as a gymnasium and sports clinic, are also provided. The external building façade for both buildings is primarily composed of limestone cladding and a clerestory glass band below the roof level. Similarly, a sculptural ceiling soffit has been provided in both buildings, to reflect the movement and dynamism inherent in the sport of swimming.