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Height: Architectural 253.3 m / 831 ft
Height: Occupied 236.3 m / 775 ft
Height: To Tip 253.3 m / 831 ft
Floors Above Ground 64
Floors Below Ground 2
Tower GFA 121,862 m² / 1,311,712 ft²
# of Apartments 368


Official Name Kempinski Residences and Suites
Other Names Barjeel Tower, Al Fardan Residences
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Qatar
City Doha
Street Address & Map Al Qassar Street, West Bay
Postal Code 32139
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Completion 2009
Official Website Kempinski Residences and Suites
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #442 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #75 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #2 Tallest in Qatar
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Doha

Companies Involved

Developer Alfardan Real Estate LLC
Design Arab Engineering Bureau
Structural Engineer
• (not specified) Thuppayath
MEP Engineer
• (not specified) Arab Engineering Bureau
Main Contractor Construction Development Company W.L.L.

About Kempinski Residences and Suites

The tallest residential tower in Qatar, housing 370 high-end apartments, Alfardan Residence uses architectural elements traditional to the gulf area in its design; from the idea of the “wind tower” which was used as a means for effective heat dissipation, to the incorporation of façade elements such as the traditional arch, recesses and a cornice that punctuates the tower. These elements give the building a tangible reflection of the rich gulf traditions.

The plan arrangement of the building allowed the structural engineers to make use of the outer internal corridor wall rather than the more traditional inner wall as the key element of the structural core, greatly increasing its stiffness. This, combined with the use of outriggers to engage the perimeter columns of the building, removed the need for a reliance on tuned mass damping systems while minimizing building sway and accelerations under wind loads to within acceptable levels for occupant comfort.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper

Research Papers

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I

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