Available for residents of Al Wakrah and outskirts, the project, accomplished by the Special Engineering Office on an area of 90,000 sqm, consists of five halls equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and the highest safety and security measures. Completed in about 18 months, these halls already serve the people of Al Wakrah and surrounding areas, playing an important role in reducing marriage costs and encouraging youth to get married.
The government provides young couples with a dedicated fully-furnished hall equipped with all the needed facilities for a glorious wedding day completely free of charge. Each of the halls has a capacity to accommodate at least 500 people. The five halls have been designed with internal partitions that can be removed and adapted in order to convert them into one large hall hosting up to 2,500 people in an area of 7500 sqm. Welcoming up to five weddings at a time, they are fitted with special rooms for the groom and bride, which contain the required pre and post wedding facilities. The use of the halls is free, although a small sum is usually collected as a deposit, later refunded in case no damages occur.
Boasting high-quality construction and excellent design, Al Wakrah Wedding Hall has been built with an eye to maintaining the traditional architectural identity of Qatar. An authentic Islamic architectural style, enriched by a sequence of narrow windows and porches, crenellated turrets and roofs, and themed wall decorations, can be found in the low, squared building that encompasses the 5 wedding halls. Moreover, the marine character of the surrounding area has been reflected on the building using an alternation of white and blue details.
According to the required lighting design, the exterior illumination of the Wedding Hall Complex was based on fixed warm white lower parts, alternating with dynamic colour changing upper areas topped by well defined white light linear contours. GRIVEN was charged with the illumination in dynamically changing pastel tones of the whole upper parts of the building. An alternation of soft pastel shades was required to beautifully enhance with a dynamic colour changing effect the three windows lines, the turrets, and the larger walls through the usage of a DMX manageable colour changing system.