Heads of State, Presidents, global CEOs and some of the greatest minds of the 21st century have met under the Sidra tree. Discussions and decisions about some of the world’s most pressing issues have taken place here.QNCC features stunning architecture, flexible spaces, advanced technology, support facilities and superb organisation.
This is Qatar, the place to be heard.
QNCC is located on Qatar Foundation’s 2,500-acre campus, which hosts faculties from world-renowned universities such as Weill Cornell, Texas A&M, and Georgetown, as well as home-grown centers such as Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel.
QNCC was conceived with a focus on sustainability. The Centre was built according to US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold-certification standards.
The building is designed to operate efficiently with innovations such as water conservation and energy-efficient fixtures, and it is approximately 32 percent more efficient compared with a similarly designed building that lacks such innovations. One of the features is the 3,500sq m of solar panels providing 12.5 percent of the Centre's energy needs. The exhibition halls have extremely energy-efficient LED lighting. Many other integrative design elements are being adapted to achieve the highest level of environmental and sustainable standards.