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is a 20 storey office building on the North Shore of Doha
Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf, it had a population of 998,651 in 2008, and is also one of the municipalities of Qatar...
Qatar , also known as the State of Qatar or locally Dawlat Qaṭar, is a sovereign Arab state, located in the Middle East, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeasterly coast of the much larger Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its...
, built as a new head office by the Commercial Bank of Qatar. The building was opened on May 13th 2009 by H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani
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, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar.
The building is 148m high and provides 120,000sqm of floor space . It is the ninth tallest building in Qatar. Commercialbank Plaza was designed by LOM architecture and design, an architectural practice based in London.
The building is the first in the Middle East to boast a fully transparent glass facade, achieved with the use of a triple skin of glass and blinds which track the sun. The building design has been described in the press as 'Transparency writ large'
Other tenants occupying the Commercialbank Plaza include the US law firm Patton Boggs and Sotheby's