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Old December 23rd, 2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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DOHA | Al-Bidda Tower (Tornado Tower) | 215m | 43 fl | Com

Project: Al-Bidda Tower
Location: West Bay, Doha
Type: Com
Floor count: 43
Height: 200m
Status: Under Construction
Construction start: 2006
Construction end: 2007
Architect: Higgs & Hill Overseas Ltd
Key Fact: Also called the Tornado Tower because of its twisting shape


Interbeton wins contract for 200-metre high office tower in Qatar

Bunnik, Netherlands, 2 June 2005 – Interbeton bv - the operating company of Royal BAM Group nv, active outside Western Europe - has been awarded a joint-venture contract for the Al Bidda Tower, a 43-storey office in Doha, the capital city of the State of Qatar.

The 200-metre high Al Bidda Tower for client The Platinum Tower Company, Doha has a contract amounting to approximately € 60 million, of which Interbeton’s share is half. The contract period is 28 months. The Al Bidda Tower will be built by Higgs & Hill Overseas Ltd, a local subsidiary of Interbeton, in joint-venture with Qatari Arabian Construction Company (QACC). Currently, both companies are also working together on the construction of the 237-metre high residential / office tower Park Place in Dubai.

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a 3d model of al bidda tower

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Old December 23rd, 2006, 10:01 AM   #2
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Beautiful design, a great variation on the twisting tower concept
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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I dont think it will be easy to complete it during 2007, 2008 would be more realistic
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 12:59 PM   #4
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great shape!!!
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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I like how it's twisted. It would be nice if it get more neighboring towers.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:38 PM   #6
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I like how it's twisted. It would be nice if it get more neighboring towers.
Actually, that area is already all under construction, but it doesn't show that in the rendering.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:39 PM   #7
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ANOTHER GREAT DESIGN FOR DOHA, THE BOOM ITS REALLY BIG FOR WATH I'VE SEEN
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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Just love this design!
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Old December 24th, 2006, 01:46 AM   #9
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I think this building is great, is a beutiful estructure.
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Old December 31st, 2006, 12:55 AM   #10
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Picture from the top of another building: (from flickr)

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This picture really shows the tornado-like form of the tower...
BTW Halawala, what's that building U/C to the right of the tower?
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Old December 31st, 2006, 01:19 AM   #12
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This picture really shows the tornado-like form of the tower...
BTW Halawala, what's that building U/C to the right of the tower?
I have no idea Omar! I have the same question in my mind. I think it is a multi-tier parking lot, or one of the Qatar-cool plants (or maybe both).

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Old December 31st, 2006, 03:52 PM   #13
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It's not on the map, so its probably a carpark or something else.
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Old December 31st, 2006, 04:13 PM   #14
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There is news about dubai-towers in Doha?
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 09:03 PM   #15
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 06:40 AM   #16
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very nice tower. Like it.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 08:03 AM   #17
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GO DUBAI!!!
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This is Doha

Nice pics!

How come the round structure (as shown in the construction images) doesn't show up in the renders?
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 05:07 PM   #19
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Nice pics!

How come the round structure (as shown in the construction images) doesn't show up in the renders?
The round structure is the core of the tower--which supports the whole structure.
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Old January 4th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #20
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The round structure is the core of the tower--which supports the whole structure.
aha.. thats what i thought. so, there is going to be an additional part of the structure built around this round core?
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