Qatar National Library is currently under construction at Education City, in Doha, Qatar. The building has state of the art air conditioning to protect the Library’s Heritage Collection of rare books, manuscripts, and other materials related to Arab-Islamic civilisation. The building is 45,000 square metres.
Beginning in the 1980s, His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al Thani founded the Heritage Collection, an unparalleled contribution of historical sources about Qatar and the region. It includes not only Arabic manuscripts, historical maps and globes, scientific instruments and early photography, but also writings by travellers who explored the Arabian Gulf region over the centuries.
The Library was built by Brookfield Multiplex, who also built Wembley Stadium in the UK.
Brookfield Multiplex Design Team
Coastal Trading and Engineering Co
Steven Lyons, Managing Director of Sesame Access, flew to Qatar for the design meetings with Brookfield Multiplex Design Team.
The full design was undertaken in the UK and discussed in conference calls with Brookfield.
The lifts were then built in the Sesame workshop in Surrey and airfreighted to Qatar.
Sesame engineers flew to Qatar to install the lifts.
Sesame worked closely with Coastal Trading to deliver the project.
“Wow!” Moment For Sesame
During a design conference call with Sesame, Sydney Opera House said they wanted to be the first building in Australia to have a Sesame lift. What an amazing thing to be told! Sesame replied by saying we would be absolutely honoured that our first lift in Australia was in the Sydney Opera House