The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), Doha is a prestigious building widely recognisable by the sidra tree steel structure in front of the building. The sidra tree, native to Qatar, is a symbolic plant that flourishes in the country’s desert climate. “The sidra tree, growing strong and proud in the harshest of environments, has been a symbol of perseverance and nourishment across the borders of the Arab world.” – Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, Qatar.
The QNCC building is a $750million project providing a sophisticated venue for regional and international conventions, exhibitions, business, gala events and concerts. The QNCC spans 40,000 m2 of exhibition space, with a conference hall for 4,000 delegates, a 2,300 seat lyric style theatre, with spaces over three levels.
Clark Door was contracted to provide six large high specification acoustic fire-rated doors in keeping with this high-tech building. After a detailed site survey, it became apparent that there were a number of engineering challenges to overcome in order to meet the customer’s exacting requirements. As well as the acoustic and fire specification, the small amount of headroom and space projection into the rooms provided Clark Door with a challenge to fit the acoustic doors into the limited space.
The Clark Door engineering team rose to this challenge by developing a bespoke track and header system for two of the doors. The innovative design was tested in Clark Door’s research and development facility. By simulating the very tight on-site conditions, the design concept and installation method was proven. After detailed quality assurance checks the doors were shipped from our UK factory to the QNCC site in Doha. The specialist sliding acoustic doors were then installed and commissioned in the heart of the theatre space within the building.
“Clark Door have provided the side stage sound doors for Hall 1 which were only holes in the wall when you were here and they installed them very quickly in normal Clark Door style. A good product.” – QNCC Senior Design Consultant
“You came in and out really quickly with no problems. I would recommend Clark Door for any job I am involved in the future as Clark Door did a perfect job” – Project Manager, Main Contractor
“Clark Door did a really good job.” – Senior Design Manager QNCC