Qatar Football Association

Doha, Qatar

Archiroom, 2011

The new headquarters of the Qatar Football Association are located on the 40th floor of the Al Bidda Tower. Also included are a restaurant, meeting area, and fitness center – expressly called for by the Association in view of the forthcoming world football (soccer) championships set to take place in Qatar in 2020.


Shigeru Ban – Out of production

The building’s design is an architectural concept engineered by Archiroom (Italian architectural design studio) that brings a modern touch to traditional Qatari styles, infusing the spaces with visual references to soccer through the use of particular materials, graphics and lighting.

A futuristic project, the building’s spiral shape has also earned it the nickname of the Tornado Tower. Inaugurated in 2011, it is fitted with Moon door handles by Shigeru Ban.