Designed by Yamasaki Architects, the Qatar Education City Convention Centre scheduled to open next year. The project need $720,000,000.00 to complete the construction and will become the largest convention center in the Middle East. The centre will feature several performing halls, including a 2,500 seat theatre, an exhibition hall and banquet facilities for up to 7,000 people.
As part of the Education City in Doha, Yamasaki, serving as Chief Architect and Engineer, is designing a new convention center. Conceptual design of the center was developed to incorporate a large sidra tree has very strong roots, which allow it to flourish in the harsh climate of the desert. The tree is a symbol of strength and growth, serving as an icon to the people of Qatar as well as the emblem of the Qatar Foundation.