A hotel welcome for Saint-Gobain solutions

Like a crescent moon overlooking the bay of Lusail, Qatar, the Katara Towers showcase several Saint-Gobain solutions

The Katara Towers - © Hasan Zaidi for Shutterstock

An architectural project designed by Klint Consult for the Katara Hospitality Group, the Katara Towers are intended to be one of the symbols of Qatar. Strongly influenced by the national coat of arms, the design of the towers, with its curved lines, evokes two crossed swords. The building, which is expected to be completed in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, will house two luxury hotels, luxury apartments and workspaces.

Katara Towers has been awarded a five-star rating by the Global Sustainability Assessment System Design and Build (GSAS), an environmental certification for infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East. The challenge was to ensure the low environmental cost of such a project while guaranteeing the well-being of future occupants. Many solutions signed by Saint-Gobain contribute to the achievement of these ambitious objectives.

Weber provided flooring and waterproofing solutions for the construction of these two towers. Nearly 3,500 tonnes of mortar from a local Weber site were delivered for this project.

In addition, more than 10,000 square metres of KIMMCO-ISOVER thermal and acoustic insulation, produced in Kuwait, were selected to optimize the building’s performance.

55,000 square metres of complete Rigips® wall and ceiling systems, manufactured in Turkey, were installed to ensure fast installation and less on-site waste.

Finally, 300 square metres of VETROTECH technical glazing from India were supplied for the elevator lobbies and basements of the Katara Towers.

Once again, Saint-Gobain has demonstrated its ability to meet the challenges of an exceptional architectural project, while taking into account the constraints of sustainability and comfort.