Tornado Tower, Doha, Qatar
Total Building Solution for Tornado Tower
Tornado Tower is the new landmark of Doha, the capital of Qatar. The tower features extraordinary “whirlwind” architecture and is 200 meters high (52 stories) and provides roughly 58,000 square meters of office space, shops, and restaurants.
The building owners wanted an integrated solution for control, monitoring, and reduction of energy consumption for the the heating, sanitation, and electrical systems, as well as control and monitoring of the building management system.
Siemens created a customized Total Building Solution for building automation, power distribution, fire protection, and security, including alarm management, logs, schedulers, and remote access. The building management system is easy to operate, thanks to a graphical user interface. Security is ensured by an intelligent video surveillance and access control system. The systems of other providers are also integrated.
If a situation is judged as critical, the building management system identifies the affected spaces with alarm pop-ups. The responsible personnel receive immediate notification via SMS, allowing action to be taken quickly. The building management system monitors the energy consumption for every main distribution board and generates constant reporting. The log viewer shows the events and activities of the users in chronological order in the database.
The integration of the building management system, power distribution, fire protection, and security in a Total Building Solution creates maximum security, energy efficiency, and flexibility, with a great deal of convenience.
Optimized energy management and consumption thanks to a user-friendly customized building management system
Maximum security in the building and in the parking garage
Illumination of the facade with LED technology
Comprehensive fire protection according to the assessment of the independent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)