Project Doha, Qatar

Aspire Tower

An unusual setting for the Olympic Torch

Sector: Buildings

2006: Qatar hosts the Asian Games. The Olympic flame is placed atop a tower with an unusual design: a technological marvel designed and built in record time by Six Construct and Midmac, with the support of the BESIX Engineering department.

A flame at the top

The 300-metre high Aspire Tower features a revolving restaurant and a hotel swimming pool cantilevered 100 metres above ground. The petal-shaped arrow at its peak held the Olympic flame during the 2006 Asian Games.

Elegance

The building's aluminium-and-glass façade features advanced environmental systems and ensures a pleasant temperaturre inside. Next, its outer skin in stainless steel mesh reflects sunlight and moonlight to lend the tower its distinctive elegance.

17 month's work: the speed of building in the selected mode was a real challenge.

Pierre Sironval
Project Director

Project details

Project name

Aspire Tower

Category

High Rise, Hotels

Contract type

Design & Build

Location

Doha, Qatar

Stakeholder(s)

Six Construct

Client

The Sports City Project

Building Period

2005 - 2007

Architect

AREP

Total value

€ 133 million

Height

318m

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