The shape of the building reflects the natural surrounding to take the benefit from all its aspects, including those that appear as a limitation. The solar radiation in Qatar has great potential but at the same time it creates a series of problems. All the choices, from the shape, to the materials and the technologies adopted, are focused to solve these problems. The building use new technology as well as adopting principals from the past: insulation, internal ventilation, analysis of shadows, materials, study of natural light and all the energy resources, are aspects analysed one at a time and finalized together, to minimize the environmental impact.

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