At 300 metres tall it is the highest building in Qatar, while its size means that it houses not only a large luxury hotel, but also a sports museum and a top-floor restaurant with a panoramic view of the city overlooking the sea.
The building is not only distinctive because of its height. The steel mesh structure forming the tower, reduces slightly on one side to create a gentle curve and half-moon profile. This solution was employed not only for the appearance of the building, but was also planned by the Arep Studio designers to create "natural" protection from the sun¿s rays.
The metal mesh also protects against the wind while, at the same time, allowing the passage of natural light that helps heat the interior.