Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Qatar Related Events/Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH News Report
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
Building Envelope Design for Major Structures
18 Nov 2015, Doha – Event Report
CTBUH Qatar organized a successful technical seminar at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Doha covering new projects and technologies coming to Qatar.
Sustaining Our Structures
13 May 2015, Doha – Event Report
CTBUH Qatar organized and hosted "Sustaining Our Structures," a seminar focused on educating and utilizing current technologies in building design and engineering.
Tour of Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
30 Mar 2015, Doha – Tour Report
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre project is an iconic building with a total approximate gross area of 47,700 square meters that includes five exhibit halls.
CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal Paper
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
CTBUH Qatar Hosts Multi-Disciplinary Seminar
4 Nov 2014, Doha – Event Report
The CTBUH Qatar chapter hosted a highly successful regional seminar, in which cross-border and cross-disciplinary expertise was exchanged.
CTBUH Representatives Accompany Saudi Visit to Qatar, UAE
Oct 2014 – Tour Report
Henning Larsen Architects have been commissioned to design a sizable new headquarters building for a key Saudi organization and visited similar projects in Qatar and UAE.
Regional Meeting Focuses on Aspire Tower
23 Apr 2014, Doha – Event Report
A regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter was held at the Torch Hotel, located inside the Aspire Tower, and sponsored by Six Construct.
Samsung Senior Exec Presents on Tall-Building Tech Advances
2 Oct 2013, Doha – Event Report
Over 60 people attended a presentation by Ahmad Abdelrazaq, head of Samsung's High-Rise and Complex Building Division, on using technology in building construction.
Gartner Steel and Glass on Challenges in Façade Construction
15 Jan 2013, Doha – Event Report
Two directors from Gartner, one of the world's largest fabricators and erectors of façades, present on the challenges of façade construction and the use of cable façades.
Doha Tower Named Best Tall Building Worldwide
19 Oct 2012, Chicago – Awards Event Report
Doha Tower was recognized as the overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" and "Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa" in the 2012 CTBUH Awards Program.
Qatar Chapter Hosts Regional Meeting
9 Oct 2012, Doha – Event Report
Area leaders met to discuss the Shanghai Congress, Carnegie Mellon’s study programs and the pros and cons of using structural steel.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
8 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
Qatar Chapter Hosts December Meeting
5 Dec 2011, Doha – Event Report
A regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter was hosted and sponsored by the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning in the College of Engineering of Qatar University.
Tornado Tower CTBUH Signboard Completion
Jun 2011, Doha – Event Report
Doha’s Tornado Tower, winner of the 2009 Best Tall Building for Middle East and Africa, has now completed a signboard which commemorates this accomplishment.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Qatar Chapter Hosts March Meeting
Mar 2011, Doha – Event Report
Held at The Oyster, the information center for the Pearl-Qatar, this fourth meeting of the Qatar Chapter had 58 guests in attendance.
Another Successful Qatar Meeting
30 Nov 2010, Doha – Event Report
The latest meeting featured the Musheireb project which, though not tall, presents a unique reorganization of urban density in a Middle Eastern context.
CTBUH Activities in Qatar
22-27 Sep 2010, Doha – Event Report
The local CTBUH Qatar Chapter organized their 2nd regional meeting, while CTBUH Communications Manager Jan Klerks was invited to speak at TowerTech trade fair in Doha.
First Regional Meeting of the CTBUH Qatar Chapter
31 May 2010, Doha – Event Report
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat organized the first regional meeting of the Qatar Chapter. This event was held at the Tornado Tower.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
Doha Tower Tech
12-15 Oct 2009, Doha – Event Report
CTBUH Research & Communications Manager Jan Klerks and Trustee William Maibusch represented the CTBUH as the guests of honor during the TowerTech fair in Doha.
Regional Tours, CTBUH 8th World Congress
2-6 Mar 2008, Dubai – Tour Report
Though much of the Congress was focused on Dubai, there was the opportunity for delegates to witness the incredible achievements of some of the other cities in the Middle East.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab Emirates) at 300 meters, and Eureka Tower (Melbourne, Australia), at 296 meters, were…
CTBUH Plaques & Signboards Initiative Begun
Oct 2004, Chicago – Event Report
CTBUH believes public skyscraper signs are a powerful and lasting way to inform the world about the official recognition of the achievements and merits of new and existing tall buildings.

Featured Tall Buildings in Qatar

Aspire Tower

Aspire Tower, Doha

Aspire Tower is a supertall skyscraper that served as the focal point for the 15th Asian games in 2006 housing the flame.

Doha Tower

Doha Tower, Doha

Doha Tower stands out for its deft and subtle sensitivity to culture, context, and climate. The strength of the proposal is in its unapologetic connection to culture and place.

Tornado Tower

Tornado Tower, Doha

The use of the diagrid as an appropriate structural system for high rise buildings seems to be gathering pace around the world, and Tornado demonstrates its advantages perfectly.

Qatar Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Qatar, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

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CTBUH Qatar

CTBUH Releases Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

10 Jan 2017, CTBUH News Report – CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were…

Twisting Tall Buildings

Twisting Tall Buildings

18 Aug 2016, CTBUH Research – CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of…

Building Envelope Design for Major Structures

Building Envelope Design for Major Structures

18 Nov 2015, Event Report – CTBUH Qatar organized a successful technical seminar at the Crown Plaza Hotel in…

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CTBUH Qatar Representation

CTBUH Resources on Qatar

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Interview: Doha Tower

18 Oct 2012 – Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Doha Tower: Reflecting Culture

18 Oct 2012 – Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue IV
CTBUH Research

Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises

8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III
Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016

10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I
Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH

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Qatar Related Videos

Regional Technical Seminar: Building Envelope Design for Major Structures
18 Nov 2015 – Presented by CTBUH Qatar
The CTBUH Qatar Chapter organized a successful technical seminar in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar, entitled “Building Envelope Design for Major Structures.” The seminar was jointly organized by CTBUH Qatar and Grace Construction Products.…
Interview: Doha Tower
18 Oct 2012 – Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Hassan Al Duhaimi and Hafid Rakem discuss the Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa, Doha Tower, and how the design approach to culture, context, and aesthetics created a unique project in its location. In their interview from the 2012 Awards…
Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa: Doha Tower: Reflecting Culture
18 Oct 2012 – Hassan Al Duhaimi, HBS Company; Hafid Rakem, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
The distinctive cylindrical form is elegant and efficient, creating a distinctive new landmark for the fast-growing Qatar capital. The façade is constructed of multi-layered patterns invoking ancient Islamic screens designed to shade buildings from…
Towards Eco-Tall Buildings in Doha
Oct 2011 – Presentation at ; Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University
This presentation discusses the development of tall buildings in Doha due to rapid urbanization and development since the middle of the 20th century. The presentation addresses the development of urban planning legislations for designing eco-tall…
2009 Best Tall Building Award Winners: Tornado Tower, Doha, Qatar
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at ; Stuart Allen & Frank Zabel, CICO Consultants
Frank Zabel, CICO Consultants presents at the CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference. Each year the CTBUH recognizes excellence in tall building design and construction by conferring international Best Tall Building Awards. In this special session we gain an…

Qatar Related Papers/Research

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
The Middle East region is hosting its first CTBUH International Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or greater height. Ten years later, there are now 387 such buildings either completed or topped…
Improving Energy Performance In Gulf-Region Residential High-Rises
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Noura Ghabra & Dr. Lucelia Rodrigues, University of Nottingham; Dr. Philip Oldfield, The University of New South Wales
Energy consumption in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries has been rising over the last four decades. The residential building sector alone accounts for more than 50% of all delivered energy consumption, and half of this is attributed to the use…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2016
10 Jan 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue I; Jason Gabel, Annan Shehadi, Shawn Ursini & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
CTBUH has determined that 128 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed around the world in 2016 – setting a new record for annual tall building completions and marking the third consecutive record-breaking year.
Horizontal – Vertical, Defining the Ground
Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Michel Mossessian, Mossessian & Partners
Why is it that cultural and educational buildings that deal with creativity and innovation are horizontal, whilst those dealing with land value are vertical? And how can we inject creativity and culture into tall buildings, which they need, in order…
Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2014
Dec 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2015 Issue I; Daniel Safarik, Antony Wood, Marty Carver & Marshall Gerometta, CTBUH
An All-Time Record 97 Buildings of 200 Meters or Higher Completed in 2014 and 2014 showed further shifts towards Asia, and also surprising developments in building functions and structural materials.
Dream Deferred: Unfinished Tall Buildings
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Without big dreams, there would be no tall buildings. Conceiving, financing, designing, and constructing a skyscraper is no simple feat, even under the best of conditions. Many projects have had torturously slow gestation periods; many more have…
The Competition for the Tallest Skyscraper - Implications for Global Ethics and Economics
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Christopher Michaelson, University of St. Thomas
An iconic skyscraper has aesthetic significance that may have meaning for other aspects of human experience – serving, for example, as an expression of cultural and ethical values and a symbol of economic power. This study examines the competition…
Integrating Vertical Cities and Transport Infrastructure
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Shonn Mills, Abhijeet Kulkarni & James Clay, Ramboll
One of the key factors of success in sustainable urbanization is the integration of public transport. This paper explores the challenges and merits of integrating public transport infrastructure with mixed-use high-rise developments at both macro and…
The Middle East: 20 Years of Building Skyscrapers
Nov 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue IV; CTBUH Research
Twenty years ago, the Middle East contained only one skyscraper over 150 meters in height. It is now estimated that by the end of 2015 the region will have 289 buildings in this category.
The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
18 Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Nathaniel Hollister & Antony Wood, CTBUH
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Towards Eco-Tall Buildings in Doha
Oct 2011 – CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, Qatar University
Tall buildings are sources of national pride and cultural identity expressing globalization and economic prosperity. They pose several challenges to integrate them with the urban fabric of emerging cities. Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2006
Dec 2006 – CTBUH Research
Nina Tower 1 in Hong Kong, at 319 meters high, leads the list of the ten tallest buildings completed in 2006. The Sports City Tower/Aspire Tower (Doha, United Arab Emirates) at 300 meters, and Eureka Tower (Melbourne, Australia), at 296 meters, were…

Featured Tall Buildings in Qatar

Doha Tower

Doha Tower, Doha

Doha Tower stands out for its deft and subtle sensitivity to culture, context, and climate. The strength of the proposal is in its unapologetic connection to culture and place.

Aspire Tower

Aspire Tower, Doha

Aspire Tower is a supertall skyscraper that served as the focal point for the 15th Asian games in 2006 housing the flame.

Tornado Tower

Tornado Tower, Doha

The use of the diagrid as an appropriate structural system for high rise buildings seems to be gathering pace around the world, and Tornado demonstrates its advantages perfectly.

Qatar Facts

Population 1,696,563 (2010)
Area 11,586 km² • 4,473 mi²
GDP $173.85 billion (2011)
150m+ Buildings 35 Completed6 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed
Tallest City Doha
Global Ranking #19 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #2 in Middle East by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Ooredoo Tower (158 m, 2004)
Average Building Age 8 Years
Most Common Function Office (51%)
Most Common Material Concrete (79%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.