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Old May 8th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #1
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Cancelled: The National Library of Qatar

i looked all over this fourm looking for the national library info and i came out emty handed . i also found n the nccah website some info but no dates



thats what i found :

The library components include:

• Lower floors:

• Natural History Museum

• ArtGalleries(Permanent& Temporary)

• Stores & services

• Visitors & VIP access

• Administration (Museum & Galleries)

• Auditorium room (300 prs).


• Upper floors:

• Main reading room

(212,640 volumes, 300 seats)

• Main stack room (1 million volumes)

• Main administration

• Lecture room (72 prs)

• Restaurant & Cafeteria

• Services

so whats going on they start working then they stopped for no reason ??
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Old May 8th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #2
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http://www.nccah.com/
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Old May 8th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #3
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Are u in Qatar?? Did u see any construction at the site?
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Old May 8th, 2006, 03:04 AM   #4
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yes two years ago and they stopped and now i know why read this :

Baytur chases cash for National Library losses
Saturday, 15 April, 2006

Turkish contractor Baytur is battling to recoup major losses it incurred on the US $200 million (QR728 million) Qatar National Library, after the plug was pulled on the project late last year.

Construction Week has learned that the contractor had ordered a major shipment of steel when the Emir of Qatar axed the project.

Work on the landmark Arata Isozaki-designed building was stopped without any public statement being made detailing the reasons behind the decision. And contractors remain baffled as to why the landmark development was shelved.

‘Technical reasons’ were cited by the National Council of Culture, Arts and Heritage (NCCAH). “The project was cancelled six months into the contract,” said Argun Yum, a Qatar-based project manager with Baytur.

“It beats me as to why — we believe it was to suit the needs of the client. We had already started to ship in steel and other materials, and were working within a tight programme.

“We are in the process of closing out and settling the losses we made through material orders and other costs. This is being done with the approval of the client.”

Qatar Petroleum was implementing the project on behalf of the NCCAH. And drawings for the building — which was set to be an iconic centrepiece on Doha’s waterfront — were submitted by Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, in 2004.

Turner Construction International was taken on as post-construction manager.

Two museums were planned in a 9m high podium structure, from which three 18m wide and 120m tall pillars, accommodating the main rooms of the library, would have stood. The project was going to be built over an area of 44,500m2.

“We submitted our drawings and documents two years ago, but the project was then terminated,” said Taro Hayashi, a project architect at Arata Isozaki.

“We saw a fax about it at the end of 2005. The information we got was that the Emir of Qatar decided to stop the construction of this project. However, we managed to get our design fee back.”

The national library was among three major cultural projects planned for Qatar under a $15 billion tourism masterplan unveiled in 2004.

A 11,000m2 photographic library was also in the planning stages, as well as a re-developed national museum. But it is not known whether these projects will now proceed.

“We don’t know what is happening with the other two projects at the moment,” said a spokesperson for Qatar Petroleum.

“The National Library project has been stopped, we don’t know why, it was a decision taken by the client.”

The NCCAH was unavailable for comment.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 05:33 AM   #5
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I think the project got delayed until 2008 not totally axed. I think there was a thread earlier about the National library. I'll try to look for it later to see more info.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 08:20 AM   #6
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This site http://www.skylib.com/libtech.htm also tells you how they are going to build this project.

Five stages for assembling the upper building on the towers

Hammering the pillars, concrete casting and footing foundation.


Constructing the concrete towers which will hold the upper building of the library.



Assembling the upper part of the library building on the ground (8 fl. & 180 m. length)



Lifting the steel frame and installing it on the three towers.


Fixing of concrete panels, mechanical works and electrical works.
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Old May 8th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #7
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wow! Nice find Halawala!
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Old May 8th, 2006, 12:19 PM   #8
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Me too I think it is delayed as I saw pple on TV talking about it last Ramadan in the Green Tent or whatever u call it. They said that it was being delayed for technical reasons and they are going to proceed
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:40 AM   #9
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It look stupied. We need something more islamic/arabic looking for our library.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #10
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that looks nice guys i reley like it... looks like ((mob5ar)) its soooooooooooooo wonderful
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Old May 9th, 2006, 12:50 AM   #11
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I thinks it looks perfect. We already have too much Islamic/Traditional things. Im tired of it. We need more modern/futuristic things like this design. hehehe
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Old May 9th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #12
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the perfect things in qatar, buildings is islamic desines wich its poor in kuwait
to me I prefer the modern islamic arceticting.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #13
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i like the design but i still think the place is wrong it should be in the islamic musim place
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Old May 9th, 2006, 02:01 AM   #14
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I love this projetc and I just can't wait till I get to see it
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Old May 9th, 2006, 06:21 AM   #15
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I think if MelliniaL placed this rendering in his future Doha skyline it would look great!
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Old May 9th, 2006, 07:57 AM   #16
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Awesome design. I agree with Halawala that we have enough islamic designs in our buildings.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 10:09 PM   #17
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The construction technology was perfected by Taisei in Japan. Baytur won the contract on cost, but have no experience with such sophisticated technology. I believe the project was suspended in order to ascertain the capability of the winning contractor to actually fulfil the task.
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Old May 9th, 2006, 10:20 PM   #18
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Quote:
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This project seems really interesting but I don't know why but whenever I see this pic I think 'Grandizer'
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Old May 9th, 2006, 11:07 PM   #19
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^ Now I remember! There was a thread about this before and someone made the same comment.. (maybe it was you) lool! But your right it does look like him. Or remember the old power rangers shows where the five rangers combine to form a big robot.. hehe :P
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Old May 9th, 2006, 11:45 PM   #20
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