483
Global
Height rank

Kempinski Residences and Suites

Doha
Height 253.3 m / 831 ft
Floors 64
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Kempinski Residences and Suites

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Barjeel Tower, Wind Tower, Al Fardan Residences

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed

Completion

2009

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Qatar

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Doha

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

253.3 m / 831 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
253.3 m / 831 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
236.3 m / 775 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

64

Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

2

# of Apartments
Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.

368

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

121,862 m² / 1,311,712 ft²

Rankings
#
483
Tallest in the World
#
79
Tallest in Middle East
#
2
Tallest in Qatar
#
2
Tallest in Doha
#
86
Tallest Residential Building in the World
#
27
Tallest Residential Building in Middle East
#
1
Tallest Residential Building in Qatar
#
1
Tallest Residential Building in Doha
#
203
Tallest Concrete Building in the World
#
64
Tallest Concrete Building in Middle East
#
1
Tallest Concrete Building in Qatar
#
1
Tallest Concrete Building in Doha
Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Formwork
Foundation Equipment
Developer
Alfardan Real Estate LLC
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Arab Engineering Bureau
Structural Engineer
(not specified)
Thuppayath
MEP Engineer
(not specified)
Arab Engineering Bureau
Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Construction Development Company W.L.L.
Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Formwork
Foundation Equipment

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009

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Research

31 December 2009

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009

CTBUH Research

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About Kempinski Residences and Suites

The tallest residential tower in Qatar, housing 370 high-end apartments, Alfardan Residence uses architectural elements traditional to the gulf area in its design; from the idea of the “wind tower” which was used as a means for effective heat dissipation, to the incorporation of façade elements such as the traditional arch, recesses and a cornice that punctuates the tower. These elements give the building a tangible reflection of the rich gulf traditions.

The plan arrangement of the building allowed the structural engineers to make use of the outer internal corridor wall rather than the more traditional inner wall as the key element of the structural core, greatly increasing its stiffness. This, combined with the use of outriggers to engage the perimeter columns of the building, removed the need for a reliance on tuned mass damping systems while minimizing building sway and accelerations under wind loads to within acceptable levels for occupant comfort.