Gallery: Qatar National Convention Center Goes for LEED Gold


When most of us think of convention centers, we think of big empty spaces that are certainly not very environmentally friendly. That’s not the case for the next generation of centers — case in point, the very cool looking Qatar National Convention Center. The striking 177,000 square meter structure is seeking a LEED Gold Rating, a first for a building of its type in the region. When it’s completed next year the center will boast 3,700 square meters of solar panels in addition to a host of other resource-saving features.

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  2. peymanp63 February 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

    so ugly!

  3. johnyuo0 February 15, 2010 at 6:42 am


  4. Julia X February 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Sorry, it IS a big empty spaces that is NOT AT ALL environmentally friendly.
    You can’t add enough solar panelsl to cancel out the un-green-ness of such a monstrosity.

  5. P Leed Certification February 9, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Wow that building has an awesome architectural design. I am happy to see that they were able to incorporate a lot of sustainable energy into the builing by using solar panels. All of the other accessories are great as well and a nice addition to the building. It is nice to see that such a massive structure can be environmentally friendly.

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