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Old January 21st, 2007, 04:00 AM   #1
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Hi everybody! I was browsing thru youtube when I found this video of QNB Headquarters Building in Doha! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbTdOKSQAj8). It was posted one week ago. The video doesn't contain any factual info though, although the Atkins logo appears, and the architect's name: James Noble.
I remember the former proposal was cancelled. So logically this is the new one? If anybody has any info about it please share!
Personally I LOVE this proposal

Some screen shots from the video :











Nice view on the bay and on ex-Palm Tree Island




Sheraton in the background..




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Old January 21st, 2007, 04:42 AM   #2
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That's a great find Massillia .... Thanks


I was wondering before for whom the empty land in front of Al Naser Twin towers (the burned twin ).... from the Video I can see it is for QNB !!! ...

I think it is more than 70 floors ...




For some reason the link did not work ...

So I embedded the video here under ....






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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:37 AM   #3
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Nice tower!
But QNB? I think they had another render if I am not wrong?
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:54 AM   #4
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I like the rendering of this tower...

Quite creative compared to plenty of projects under construction or approved in Doha...
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Old January 21st, 2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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Nice tower!
But QNB? I think they had another render if I am not wrong?
Yes Suzan, this is the picture of it, but it was cancelled because of economical reasons.



Thanks Bert for the find! I find the music to the most amusing part of the whole video. The tower looks like a Florida '50's concrete slab apartment building--nothing very creative in the design.

I think that the current Qatar Tower (Jean Nouvele) building is destined to the future HQ of QNB. Isn't it?
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Old January 21st, 2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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great find i like it you know i dont understand why qatar airways dosent make its own tower
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:08 PM   #7
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may be a tower or building like a plane would be good and exclusive!!!!
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:30 PM   #8
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Maybe office space is included in the NDIA project?
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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:42 PM   #9
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Thanks Bert for the find! I find the music to the most amusing part of the whole video. The tower looks like a Florida '50's concrete slab apartment building--nothing very creative in the design.
LOL for the music, to me the most part of the video has to be this:



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I think that the current Qatar Tower (Jean Nouvele) building is destined to the future HQ of QNB. Isn't it?
That's what I read on the forum too...we'll have to wait for some kind of official info to know that I guess.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 10:03 PM   #10
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this is kindda weird
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Old January 21st, 2007, 11:30 PM   #11
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LOL for the music, to me the most part of the video has to be this:





That's what I read on the forum too...we'll have to wait for some kind of official info to know that I guess.
How on earth could THAT be the concept? To me it looks like a mere coincodence. Lets face it. The tower does not look very creative at all. These days, glass curtain wall is favored.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:16 PM   #12
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what the height of this tower ??
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Old January 24th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #13
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I would say 350 to 400 M what do u guys "the civil engineers" say ?
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Old January 24th, 2007, 07:36 AM   #14
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I would say 350 to 400 M what do u guys "the civil engineers" say ?
I would say about 200-250 meters :P
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I dunno... but this really looks like an amateur-ish video to me.
I mean the music and that so called "structural concept" are enough for QNB to refuse this proposal and look for another design!
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Old July 15th, 2008, 11:11 PM   #16
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Guys, works have begun on the plot of land in front of Al Nasr Twin Towers next to Commercial Bank Tower. As this plot belongs to Qatar National Bank, rumour is that ongoing works are for QNB Tower. It's said that top QNB employees have received an email with the render of a 115-floor tower. This is only gossip but I just wanted to spread it hehe...anyway let's see but there is a big chance this development is for QNB anyway.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #17
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yeah qnb needs a good tower in westbay... aint they too late..???
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no, not really, cuz work came in a good time (construction period), i always thought why the plot in front of alnasr towers wasnt taken or proposed for construction..... thank god these people are doing somthing.....
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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #19
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This is the plot where work has begun:

[img]http://i35.************/14ctysh.jpg[/img]

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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #20
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Some very good news in that article


Qatar National Bank set to build high-rise head office on Doha Corniche

Headquarters building for Qatar National Bank will be 510 metres tall.

Qatar National Bank (QNB) plans to build its new headquarters to a height of 510 metres on Doha Corniche, making it one of the world's tallest towers and the latest in a series of skyscraper projects in the city.

If it goes ahead, it will be taller than the 509-metre Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan, which is the world's tallest completed building. However, the Burj Dubai in the UAE will become the world's tallest building when it is completed in 2009. It is expected to be 815 metres high.

The QNB project is being split into three packages. One involves enabling works, installing a diaphragm wall, excavation and piling. It is already on site and is scheduled for completion in February 2009.

Selected contractors have been invited to express interest in the largest package, which is for the construction of the shell and core of the 61-floor building.

Tenders are expected in September, with an award in January. The package involves building the concrete substructure, basements, structural steel and curtain walling, as well as the installation of lifts, escalators and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing works.

It will have a total built-up area of 235,000 square metres, with five basement levels, 88,000 sq m of parking, 9,000 sq m for the entrance and banking halls, and 138,000 sq m of office space.

The other package, also to be tendered this year, will be to fit out the buildings. This involves the internal walls, partitions, doors and screens, raised access floors, toilets, furniture and finishings. The project manager is the local office of KEO International Consultants. The architect is Australia's Peddle Thorp Architects.

The QNB headquarters building is part of a trend that will result in the city becoming home to some of the tallest towers in the world over the next five to 10 years.

Abu Dhabi-based Al-Jaber Group plans to build a 100-floor tower on Doha Corniche. The mixed-use building will include residential and office space, together with a luxury hotel. Chicago-based SOM is the architect.Negotiations are also under way for the $250m Doha World Trade Centre tower. Australia's Multiplex is understood to be in talks with Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Company for the contract to build the tower.

The project, which will be located close to the convention centre on Doha Corniche, involves the construction of a 55-floor building with four levels of parking and a total built-up area of 140,000 sq m.

Bahrain-based Projacs is the project manager (MEED 9:7:08).

A fourth tower is planned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company as part of its Doha Convention Centre development. It will be at least 400 metres high and will have a built-up area of 180,000 sq m. It will contain a hotel, apartments and shops.

The US' Murphy Jahn prepared the concept designs for the project and US-based Turner Construction International is the project manager.
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