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Burj Qatar Nominated For Architectural Excellence

Burj Qatar has been nominated excellence in architecture and design.

Not long ago Doha was merely a desert city, transforming into a metropolis over a few decades, this capital have become a beacon of modernity and architecture.

Burj Qatar, one of Qatar’s most iconic buildings, has been announced a contender for an international architecture award.

The Agha Khan Award for Architecture shortlisted Burj Qatar, also known as Doha Tower, along with 19 buildings for this year’s $1 million prize.

Given every three years, the Agha Khan Award for Architecture is granted to projects that excel in architecture, historic preservation and landscape architecture.

Some of the other buildings and constructions that have been shortlisted are a pedestrian bridge in Tehran, King Fahad National Library in Riyadh, a power station in Baku and a floating school in Nigeria.

Burj Qatar, which costed $125 million and was designed by the French Jean Nouvel Ateliers, entered among 348 competitors for the award.

The tower consists of 49-stories on Doha’s Corniche, and took seven years to build. From 2005 until 2012.

Being a winner of several prizes and awards, the finalist is now being examined by a jury of nine members for the prize of $1 million.

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