Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
2009 Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa
QIPCO Tower  

Tornado Tower, Doha, Qatar
Client: Tornado Tower Company
Building Type: Office
Date of completion: December 2008
Total Area Above Ground: 861,100 sq. ft. (80,000 sq.m)
Total Area Below Ground: 538,196 sq. ft. (55,000 sq.m)
Total Height / Floors: 656 ft. (200 m) / 52
Architect:  CICO Consulting Architects & Engineers 
/ SIAT Architekten + Ingenieure M√ľnchen GmbH
Structural Engineer: Stroh + Ernst AG / CICO Consulting Architects and Engineers
MEP Engineer: CICO Consulting Architects and Engineers
Contractor: MIDMAC-Six Construct JV

Tornado Tower utilizes an efficient yet striking structural system to house 52 floors of office space in a 200m tall building.  In addition, the project aims to minimize effects on the natural environment through proper site utilization, innovative uses of materials, energy reduction, reduced emissions, and water consumption.  The building demonstrates relevance to the contemporary and future needs of the community in which it is located, and adds economic vitality to its occupants, owner, and community.


For more information on Tornado Tower please visit the building website.