The sheer scale of the Burj Doha might skew your perspective of the building, but be sure to look closely at the details of the project's facade. You'll see that what gives the structure its textural silver skin is in fact an intricate screen of arabesque motifs.
Located in Qatar, the edifice takes a prominent cylindrical shape with a smooth dome at its crown. Jean Nouvel certainly did a fascinating job creating a hybrid of the Western International Style and the artistic approach of the Middle East. The product is a staggering 46-floor tower with physical features that are unexpectedly subtle. The view from every level of the Burj Doha exposes its complex geometric motif that serves a purpose other than an aesthetic one. The office tower employs this screen as a massive brise soleil to shade the rooms from harsh direct sunlight.
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