ministry of foreign affairs, qatar

AndArchitects formed part of a consortium invited to develop a striking design for a new conference centre on the waterfront.

The relationship between the surrounding landscape and the new architecture was paramount to the design. Access to the building could be provided via both land and sea. Panoramic views were fully incorporated by designing a dramatic curved glass façade that spans the length of the reception, conference hall and circulation area.

In addition to the banqueting areas within the building, a restaurant located on the waterfront provides space away from the building that maximises the views out towards both the sea and the building whilst promoting circulation, allowing people to congregate away from the main hall and utilise the site more effectively.