Ashghal completes Expo 2023 Doha construction; main building sets new Guinness World Record
In the run up to the Expo 2023 Doha, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) announced yesterday that it has completed the construction of the buildings featured in the Expo 2023 Doha that is scheduled to take place at Al Bidda Park this week adding that the roof of the main building broke the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Green Roof’ in the world.
مبنى إكسبو 2023 يحصد لقباً جديداً من غينيس للأرقام القياسية.— هيئة الأشغال العامة (@AshghalQatar) September 30, 2023
Expo 2023 building smashes a new Guinness World Records™️ Title pic.twitter.com/nZLb7tQTgG
Occupying an area of 4031 square meters, the roof of the main building was planted with Pennisetum, Dahlia and green grass, showcasing the highest horticultural standards in a hot climate area. The construction was done with the aim of designing a model green building that can exist in a country with desert climate.
Secretary General of the International Horticultural Expo 2023, Mohammed Al Khourri expressed his delight at the main building receiving a world title just before the start of Expo 2023 Doha, noting that this achievement will add great momentum to the event.
Buildings Projects Department Manager, Engineer Jaralla Mohammed Al Marri stated that Ashghal always strives to reach the global level through its projects, noting that the new Guinness World Record set by the main building in Expo 2023 Doha is a new global recognition of ‘Ashghal’ projects in accomplishing internationally recognized achievements.
In addition to the main building, Ashghal stated that it has also completed the construction of the internal exhibition, service buildings and prepared the external and internal gardens of the exhibition to accommodate participants and visitors of one of the most significant horticultural exhibitions in the Middle East.
Ashghal has been at the forefront of setting 5 other Guinness World Records in Qatar which includes the world’s largest electric bus depot in Lusail, the longest air-conditioned outdoor path in Umm Al Seneem park, the longest continuous cycling path (Olympic cycling track), the longest piece of asphalt/bituminous concrete laid continuously along Al Khor road, and the most nationalities planting trees simultaneously. The new achievement of the ‘World’s Largest Green Roof’ brings up the tally to six Guinness World records set by Ashghal in Qatar.
The Expo 2023 Doha aims to provide visitors with an interactive experience with nature under the theme “Green desert, better environment”. Covering an area of 1.7 million square meters, the event is expected to see the participation of over 80 countries and attract around 3 million visitors.
Dates: October 2, 2023 - March 28, 2024
Location: Al Bidda Park, Doha
Access: Free for all
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