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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Convention Centre | EDUCATION CITY | COM

The long-running contest to build the landmark convention centre at Education City has come to an end, after Turkey’s Baytur Construction & Contracting Company received a letter of award for the landmark project. Valued at QR 2,222 million ($610 million), the 33-month design and build contract represents one of the biggest building contracts ever placed in the state. Qatar Petroleum (QP) is handling the Education City project on behalf of the client, the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development (MEED 14:4:06). Baytur entered the race to build the convention centre in March, after being invited to submit a bid along with the two original bidders, Austria’s Strabag and Belgium’s Six Construct. In addition to carrying out the design and build work, the contractor will undertake fit-out. The main feature of the building, the sidra tree on its front façade, will be carried out by Belgium’s Victor Buyck Steel Construction under a nominated subcontract placed by QP last year. The convention centre, which will have six storeys plus a basement, will be about 250 metres long and 110 metres wide. Of the total construction area of 150,000 square metres, some 60,000 square metres will be made of reinforced concrete and 90,000 square metres from structural steel. The centre will house a 2,500-seat auditorium, a 500-seat theatre, and a 4,000 seat multi-purpose hall. In addition, it will have break-out rooms and smaller meeting rooms. The centre will host exhibitions, conferences and music and art festivals. The centre’s conceptual designs were prepared by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Three firms are competing to act as Baytur’s design consultant: the successful bidder will carry out detailed designs.

The project manager on Education City is the local office of KEO International Consultants.

The convention centre is Baytur’s third major contract award in Doha. It is close to completing the main package on the Museum of Islamic Arts project on the corniche. It was also the main contractor on the Qatar National Library scheme, until the project was cancelled in February (MEED 17:2:06).

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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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No offence to any others, but this is the stuff that makes me prefer Qatars projects more than that of its neighbors...its much more structured and has a more substantial underlining than most other projects in the region...well done!
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Old July 24th, 2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the thread, but this project is already under construction in the Qatar Science and Technology Park (I think) I posted some pictures in one of the threads of the construction progress. I cant remember now.
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Old August 7th, 2006, 08:21 AM   #4
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Yes, QSTP is under construction, but i think it is still in Phase 1 or 2, not sure! but have u seen how it will look like? its amazing! About the convention center i think its awesome, but dont think it is under construction now..
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Old August 9th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #5
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Suzan I think someone answered you in another post, but try opening www.imageshack.ws and its easy from there! Cheers!
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Old August 10th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #6
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Yes Halawala, thank you for your response!
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Old August 21st, 2006, 02:47 PM   #7
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3asa rabby ya7fthich ya do7atna.
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Old September 6th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #8
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Old September 7th, 2006, 10:00 AM   #9
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other pics from its side

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Awesome, the design I think is inspired the Qatar Foundation logo I think.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #11
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Quote:
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Awesome, the design I think is inspired the Qatar Foundation logo I think.
You are right... It's the Sidra tree...

This is the logo of the organization:
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Old October 26th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #12
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Light + Design Associates

These are videos taken from a website belonging to a company dealing with interior designs are for lights and other kind of designs.

I think they will be responsible for the interior of the Convention Center.
Check these cool videos..

http://www.lightanddesign.co.uk/imag...trance%201.mpg
http://www.lightanddesign.co.uk/imag...20Hall%202.mpg
http://www.lightanddesign.co.uk/imag...20Hall%203.mpg
http://www.lightanddesign.co.uk/imag...20Hall%204.mpg
http://www.lightanddesign.co.uk/imag...r%20ground.mpg
http://www.lightanddesign.co.uk/imag...er%20Light.avi

Source: http://www.lightanddesign.co.uk/the_process_videos.html
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Old October 26th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #13
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Thanks!
The interior finishings of this building are going to be awesome!
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Nice videos. Cant wait till they finish the masterpiece!
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I think this is the same thing
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 09:53 AM   #16
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I think this is the same thing
No Halawala!!
This is the Qatar Science and Technology Park!
Convention center still didn't start!
It will be located near to it!
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aha. thanks. but dont we have a thread for the STP?
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Yes I think we do!
But it is not STP
It is QSTP
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Yes I think we do!
But it is not STP
It is QSTP
Lol, wise gal
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A VERY clear pic!
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