Middle East and Africa

International Islamic Tower, Doha


A wind tunnel study of the structural loads and building motion was undertaken for this curved 47-storey tower structure. This structure is certainly not amenable to code-based predictions of the structural loads and occupant comfort under building motion due to its unusual twisted form. Due to the location of the site within the development precinct of West Bay, the wind tunnel study was undertaken for two surrounds scenarios. This enable an accurate account of the effects of future buildings (including Dubai Towers) which would not be completed until sometime after this tower had been finished.

Other studies were carried out including a fa├žade pressure study and a wind environment study. The facade cladding pressure study enabled the identification of any pressure “hot spots” located on the buildings facade, enabling an optimisation of the facade design package.