Avixa Experience Awards: Best Flexible Space Experience
Qatar University’s Sports and Events Complex
In November 2019, Qatar University opened its 25,500-square-meter Sports and Events Complex, a flexible space that hosts a wide-range of events, from large sports events to small conferences. This flexibility is achieved through retractable seating, ceiling, and lighting, scalable rigging, and portable staging. Systems Integrator Techno Q employed a mix of technologies to create this multifunctional space – which features the largest movable ceiling in the country, covering 70 by 40 metres. The ceiling panels can be illuminated to multiple colours to create the ideal atmosphere. The complex can scale up for a 5000-person crowd for a sporting event or scale down for a 900-person banquet.