A&S Architects

QATAR INTERNATIONAL BANK BUILDING (QIIB) NEW HEADQUARTER BUILDING

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The site is in Lusail City, Qatar. Lusail City extends across an area of 38 square kms and includes four exclusive islands and 19 multi-purpose residential, mixed use, entertainment and commercial districts.

Architecture, nature, culture and history fuse together into a total experience at the New QIIB HEADQUARTER BUILDING. Daylight, human scale and dynamic spaces are key elements in the building. The building is a modern interpretation of Islamic architecture and creates a dynamic, intellectual atmosphere reflecting the leading role of the QIIB in the Islamic world. The ultimate goal is to give a sculptural quality.

The sustainability strategy of the project is based on three central themes: energy, indoor climate and materials. The completed building will meet the energy requirements of low-energy class according to national and international building regulations, which has been achieved by taking an integrated energy design approach. The concept design stage has had focus on minimizing energy consumption.

The interior of the building is designed like a multilevel landscape inspired by archaeological excavations gradually unearthing the layers of history and exposing lost cities. The visitor can move through a vivid sequence of exhibitions and scientific experiments – like a traveler in time and space.

The heart of the Building is the atrium. The atrium is placed at a central location encircled by office areas informal meeting spaces.

It provides a space that typologically refers to the structure of a residence with an enclosed yard, which is a classic, archetypical typology we encounter at the Mediterranean and Arabic civilizations.

The design of the QIIB Headquarters took into account the corporate identity of the Bank along with its leading role in the Islamic world. The QIIB logo became the start of the design providing, not only a shape but mostly, one of the basic principles for the spatial, functional and conceptual modeling of the building.

daylight, human scale and dynamic spaces
a modern interpretation of Islamic architecture
energy, indoor climate and materials