Doha, the capital of Qatar, is known for its stunning high rise buildings. Here we take a look at the top 7 tallest office buildings in Doha Qatar that are iconic landmarks of the city.
1. Aspire Tower – Height: 984 feet (300m)
Aspire Tower, also known as Torch Doha, is the tallest skyscraper in Doha and stands at an impressive height of 984 feet. The tower has been designed to mimic a torch and has three sides which taper along its full length before merging into a single cylinder at the top. It was built to serve as a symbol for Khalifa International Stadium’s hosting of the Asian Games in 2006.
Fun Fact: The Aspire Tower features one of the world’s highest restaurants called Café on 40, which offers stunning panoramic views of Doha city.
2. Tornado Tower – Height: 656 feet (200m)
The Tornado Tower is located in West Bay area which happens to be the commercial hub of Doha. This unique building got its name due to its curving design that twists like how cyclones do with tapered corners up into two sharp points at either end.Mashreq Bank & ConocoPhillips Qatar are among notable tenant inside this tower.
Fun Fact: The Tornado tower design was based off Richard Rogers’ winning entry for Lloyd’s Building competition held in London back in early 80’s.
3. Commercial Bank Plaza- Height: 558 Feet(170m).
Commercial Bank Plaza stands tall at an impressive height of nearly six hundred feet. Located on West Bay Avenue, another famous location for businesses and commerce within Doha, Qatar. Notably designed by renowned architect Arabtec Construction who incorporated stylish architecture combining deep blue-curtain walls with glass and they are used elliptical shapes adding dynamism and richness shape
Fun fact : Commercial bank plaza attracted brilliant tenants like several major international companies including Siemens and Societe Generale Qatar.
4. Doha Tower – Height: 551 Feet(168m)
Doha Tower is a cylindrical shaped building with a sloping façade that results in it appearing to be twisted. The tower is designed by Jean Nouvel of Ateliers Jean Nouvel to reflect Islamic architecture with circular patterns which cover the exterior of the building.It houses offices for various firms, orthodontist clinics and restaurants.
Fun Fact : The tower has changeable color LED lights installed over its surface that you can see from almost all over corniche area.
5. Al Fardan Office Tower – Height: 515 Feet(157m)
Al Fardan Office Tower is located in West Bay which stretches along the coast starting from Corniche towards north into Pearl-Qatar. It has been named after the Al Fardan family, who are famous pearl traders in Qatar. This iconic skyscraper features an L shape and stands out among other buildings alongside its unique colors changing facade making it look more futuristic
Fun Fact :The upper floors house a private art museum that showcases modern & contemporary Qatari Art called “Nasser Bin Khalid Museum”.
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6. The Gate – Height:505 Feet (154 m)
The Gate located at Diplomatic Area, West Bay built by Lusail Real Estate Developement Company , captures attention through its unusual shape and modern design. The tower is particularly impressive at night when lit up due to its colourful LED lightshow..
Fun Fact : while the top floors function as office spaces for numerous businesses, headquarter office of World Innovation Summit for Education can also be found inside The Gate!
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7. Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co W.L.L headquarters (AAB HQ)-Height :443 feet (135 meters)
Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co W.L.L headquarters or AAB HQ currently serves as the headquarters for the company, located in West Bay. The building has been designed by Atkins, incorporates several sustainable features like solar panels on the rooftop and energy efficient systems insidethe facility.
Fun fact: AAB HQ has received accolades for its innovative design & superb green technologies as it remains one of few towers in Doha with a LEED Gold certification. These certificates are awarded to such buildings upon fulfilling certain environment-friendly criteria.