Navigation Tower

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Height: Architectural 209.1 m / 686 ft
Height: Occupied 197.4 m / 647 ft
Height: To Tip 209.1 m / 686 ft
Floors Above Ground 53
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 15
Top Elevator Speed 6 m/s
Tower GFA 70,000 m² / 753,474 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 1,635


Official Name Navigation Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Qatar
City Doha
Street Address & Map Al Wehda Street
Building Function office
Structural Material steel/concrete
Proposed 2005
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2011
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Regional Ranking #147 Tallest in Middle East
National Ranking #12 Tallest in Qatar
City Ranking #12 Tallest in Doha

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Qatar Navigation
Design MZ Architects
Structural Engineer
Design MZ Architects
MEP Engineer
Design MZ & Partners
Main Contractor SEG
Material Supplier
• Elevator KONE
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About Navigation Tower

Charged with creating an iconic hub for the Qatar Navigation Company, the designers of this tower considered the environmental conditions in conjunction with sleek and elegant lines to create the slender, curving shape of the building. The overall form is straightforward, but showcases the detail of a curved cutout. The expansive east and west façades have a high-performance glazing system while the carved lozenge-shaped north and south façades feature solar shades.

The layout of the tower was meant to be logical and utilitarian, with 1,000–1,200 square meter floor plates for offices. The arrangement allows for maximum daylight penetration to work spaces while increasing flexibility and providing views of the surrounding skyline and sea. The podium of the tower houses a large parking garage and recreational center which is topped by a 2,500 square meter planted garden.

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