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Italian Embassy in Doha

The proposal for the redesign of the facades of the Italian Embassy in Doha consisted in the application of a second skin for the existing building, a layer that performs not only aesthetically but also functionally. The geometric composition is  is formed by both triangular voids and solids, a series of three dimensional GRC panels give a dynamic image of the building by light reflection and shadow casting, the panels help improve the energetic performance of the building by filtering the harsh summer sun in hot seasons, as well as maintaining a desired level of privacy for the original building openings. The entrance portal is proposed as a huge solid block of Travertine marble. The proposal also suggests a roof garden, an additional pleasant space with a shaded panels system

Location

Doha, Qatar

Client

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Year

2017

Site Area

1,000 m²

Project Area

2,000 m²

Ownership

Stefano Boeri Architetti

Pessina Costruzioni

Moataz Faissal Farid

Services

Architectural Design

Program

Office

Status

Proposal

Existing Building

Proposal

Composition Schemes

1. Existing Building

2. Remove Ornamental Objects

3. Re Design Building Openings

4. Add Parking Shed

5. Add Vegetation

8. Add Roof Garden

6. Add Structure of New Skin

7. Add Roof Shading

External View