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Reminds me of Zaha Hadid, but her designs are usually more modern approach. But same style and curvy patterns.
 

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havin a football stadium will luk gud coz ..... the camera can show the coverage of beautiful buildings outside.... outside people can see this.... not like showin dry areas usually...
 

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Qatar Petroleum awards complex contract

Qatar Petroleum awards complex contract

QATAR Petroleum (QP) has awarded the major design contract for the Qatar Petroleum residential complex project to Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM).
SOM is supported by international engineering firms Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JE), and Shen, Milsom, Wilke (SMW).
The design work will be completed in two years and eventually lead to a construction completion in 2010.
The complex is to consolidate a majority of Qatar Petroleum’s Doha-based staff at one location, a QP release yesterday said.
The scope of the design work covers the entire spectrum of architectural and engineering services, commencing with master plan, concept, scheme design, detailed design, and finally construction management.
“The project aims to create a culturally inspired, state-of-the-art and environmentally responsive, world-class landmark design that will establish an integrated Qatar Petroleum presence within Doha,” the release added.
The project site is located on the northern outskirts of Doha and covers an area of 570,000sq m, within the Energy City of the new Lusail development project.
It will accommodate a centralised office building for almost 3,000 QP staff and will house a range of support facilities including a medical centre, corporate training facility, records centre and a recreation centre. Ample vehicle parking space will also be provided.
The complex will come up on a landscaped and environmentally friendly campus, which will be known as the “Qatar Petroleum Centre”.
 

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Jacobs Receives Qatar Petroleum Contract

Jacobs Receives Qatar Petroleum Contract


PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that a subsidiary company has received a services and infrastructure contract for the design of the new Qatar Petroleum (QP) complex in Doha, Qatar.

Jacobs will work with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) to develop an approximately 600,000 square meter site within the Lusail commercial development located on the new Al-Khor expressway just outside of the northern Doha city limits. The development brief includes approximately 200,000 square meters of commercial, communication, educational, leisure, and medical facilities as well as a 100,000 square meter multi-story parking structure.

In addition to mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering, Jacobs will deliver all infrastructure designs and coordinate all services across the project. The project's schedule, from inception to construction completion, is expected to be approximately 4 years.

Jacobs' design services include building and fire services engineering, civil engineering, infrastructure design, and traffic and environmental impact assessment. In addition, Jacobs will provide advice on sustainability, "green building" design issues, and environmental accreditation for the facility.

In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Phil Stassi stated, "This is an extremely exciting and prestigious development that enables us to demonstrate the extent of our expertise across a wide range of disciplines. We look forward to working with our partners and with the team at Qatar Petroleum on this innovative project."

Jacobs, with over 42,000 employees and revenues approaching $7.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.

Any statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management's current estimates and expectations, and currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. We, therefore, caution the reader that there are a variety of factors that could cause business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2005 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We also caution the readers of this release that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.
 

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More news , I think related any how here is the article that has been posted in the energy city thread by rexdmx

NPS to build new headquarters at Energy City Qatar
By Barbara Bibbo', Correspondent


Doha: Qatar's Energy City Qatar (ECQ) and National Petroleum Service (NPS) signed a 65 million Qatari riyal contract here yesterday to build a new development in Energy City Qatar's Lusail district.

Under the terms of the contract, NPS, one of the largest petroleum services company in the region, purchased a plot within Energy City Qatar (ECQ) to build their new regional headquarters.

"Energy City Qatar is attracting petroleum service companies to its energy business cluster...This deal with National Petroleum Service demonstrates the potential of Energy City to bring together visionary Qatari and international oil and gas companies who understand the importance of working together within the region's own purpose built energy cluster," said Hesham Al Emadi, chief executive officer of ECQ, addressing a press conference.
 

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lol I wish you guys use www.widgx.org to upload images like Qatar Son

Imageshack and the other big ones are blocked in offices.
 

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bro, I work from 6:30 am and although I'm supposed to finish at 2:30 I work until 5-7pm on average.

I'm not saying that people HAVE to, it's a 'wish' of mine. Especially since when I do have free time, I'm working on ILQ or with my grandfather.

I'm just saying that people like myself who work in offices don't have access to imageshack, rapidshare, facebook, etc...
 

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Okay lol here you go with widgx, all credit goes to MillenniaL though :cheers:

 

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mashkoor :)
 

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^^ thats it ! dont you think its weird that its just hanging like that, i mean is is feasable ? is it possible ??
 

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Qatar Petroleum grounds by Martha Schwartz Partners


Landscape architects Martha Schwartz Partners have designed the grounds for Qatar Petroleum headquarters by architects SOM in Doha, Qatar.


The design comprises artificial dunes made of stabilised sand and gravel mix, with gardens and water features interspersed between them.


Here’s some more information from the architects:



MARTHA SCHWARTZ PARTNERS TO BRING STRIKING LANDSCAPE DESIGN TO QATAR PETROLEUM HEAD QUARTERS

Internationally renowned landscape architects Martha Schwartz Partners will be providing Doha with a striking new landscape design for the Qatar Petroleum head quarters.


Peeling away the arid desert environment, Martha Schwartz Partners has created a striking contrast within the landscape by revealing a luxuriant, green oasis in the lead up to the headquarters. This duality of the landscape also provides a logical visual allocation of energy resources.

Working closely with architects Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), the sculpted geometry within the headquarters is extended out into the landscape through a series of dunes that curve around the roads and lead to the headquarters. Comprised of a stabilised sand and gravel mix, these weather resistant dunes provide those driving past the site with a rich visual aesthetic experience, whilst at the same time accentuating the shape of the desert.

Weaving between the dunes before tapering off at the edge of the site, the ribbon gardens draw the green of the oasis out into the desert, gradually becoming more indigenous towards the edge of the site away from the protective micro climate of the buildings.

Oasis garden spaces are also an integral feature of the landscape masterplan, occurring adjacent to the recreational spaces, corporate training centres and carparks. Aesthetically absorbing, the oasis gardens refer to the traditional agricultural language of the oasis through the incorporation of water features and crop planted areas, whilst adding a sense of texture and intimacy.

Martha Schwartz, Head of Martha Schwartz Partners said, “As one of the major workplaces in Doha, we felt it was crucial to go beyond international design language and make the public realm specific to the area. The oasis, dunes and plants will create a truly striking visual display, while retaining a sense of cohesion with the hardscape.

“I always relish the opportunity to work on projects like this in the Middle East; clients tend to be really willing to try new ideas and I think this project is really symbolic of that open-mindedness.”

About Martha Schwartz Partners Ltd:

Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP) was founded in 1990 to provide a full range of landscape design services conceived and executed at the highest artistic level possible. Over the years, our practice has evolved from providing landscape services primarily for private sector urban environments to large-scale public projects, land reclamation and planning studies on complex sites.

With considerable talent and experience, MSP brings balance between environmental practice and aesthetics to national and international projects ranging in scale and scope from public plazas, parks, master plans, reclamation, mixed-use developments to art commissions and private residences.
http://www.dezeen.com/2009/04/06/qatar-petroleum-grounds-by-martha-schwartz-partners/
 

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Qatar Petroleum to start work on Lusail headquarters

Qatar Petroleum (QP) is planning to start construction work on a new headquarters building, known as the Qatar Petroleum Complex, at Lusail early next year.

The national oil company will use the complex to centralise all of its current Doha-based functions.

According to sources involved with the project, the complex includes a main office tower and a series of interconnected mid-rise office buildings that will be used by about 3,000 QP staff. There will also be a medical centre, corporate training facilities, data centres, multi-storey car parks, recreational facilities, a sports stadium, and associated infrastructure.

The development will have a total of 540,000 square metres of gross built space and 300,000 square metres of outdoor landscaping. Chicago-based Skidmore Owings & Merrill is the architect for the buildings and US-based Martha Schwartz Partners designed the landscaping.

The QP site is in the southwest corner of the Lusail development planned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, and is easily accessible from the west of Doha by the Al-Khor road.

It is also close to the Barwa Financial District planned by the local Barwa Real Estate to the north, and the upcoming Energy City Qatar development to the east, which is backed by Bahrain's Gulf Finance House, Abu Dhabi Investment House and Kuwait Investment Company.

For the first phase of work on the complex, contractors have been invited to express interest in the construction of a series of parking structures and temporary site offices, together with enabling works. QP plans to issue tenders for the first phase in mid-September, and an award is expected in January. The work is scheduled to be completed by December 2011.

In 2006, when the project was first proposed, the completion date for the entire complex was 2010.

The two parking structures will be on the east and the west sides of the development. Each will have two basement levels and four floors above ground level. In total, they will have 4,400 parking spaces and a total built-up area of 180,000 square metres.

The temporary offices will be able to accommodate 150 staff, with a built-up area of about 3,500 square metres, together with parking for a further 180 cars.

The enabling works include site fencing, perimeter roads, site lighting, and entry and exit gates.

The Qatar Petroleum Complex is one of several major projects planned for Lusail. Overall, the scheme covers 35 square kilometres and includes residential, commercial and retail areas. It will provide accommodation for 200,000 people once complete, along with schools, hospitals and entertainment facilities.

The Energy City development, which will act as a business district for energy companies, is one of the largest individual projects planned for the site. In February, a ground-breaking ceremony was held for the first building at the development, a headquarters for Energy City Qatar designed by US architect ABS.

Other schemes include the Al-Sidra golf and residential development backed by Bahrain's Arcapita Bank and Kuwait's Al-Imtiaz Investment Company, and an entertainment district that will be developed by Abu Dhabi Investment House and Dubai-based Majid al-Futtaim Group.

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company is the master developer for Lusail through its subsidiary Lusail Real Estate Development Company.
 
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