COOLING TOWER ENCLOSURE
Allies and Morrison have been retained by Arup to design an enclosure for a series of cooling towers, exhausting heat from a large underground district cooling plant, which service the Msheireb Downtown neighbourhood in Doha. The rectangular site is located within Msheireb’s Heritage Quarter, immediately west of the Jassim Bin Mohammed Heritage House.
Our design concept, generated from local traditions of basket and matt weaving, arrange a set of precast concrete ‘wave’ profiles into a ‘woven’ enclosure. This creates a visually interesting and structurally efficient screen around the cooling towers while providing the free area required to ventilate the equipment.
Frank Amankwa, Peter Bayley, Chris Butler, Pedro Castelo, Finbarr Finn, Simon Gathercole, Helen Logan, Tim Makower
Arup for Msheireb Properties