It is referred as the Nobel prize of architecture. 2019 Pritzker Prize laureate is the Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki. Isozaki has been awarded the prize for “his search for meaningful architecture, he created buildings of great quality that to this day defy categorizations, reflect his constant evolution, and are always fresh in their approach.” Read more about the Pritzker Price and Arata Isozakis projects here.
One these fantastic buildings is the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha, Qatar – a project that we at Gustafs had the honor to be a part of by producing wood claddings for the interior. The project is one of the largest in the company’s history with over 12 000 m² bespoke acoustic panels and timber acoustic claddings to auditoriums, meeting rooms, exhibition halls, conference halls, prayer halls and VIP-rooms. The most eye-catching part, and at the same time the most challenging, was the 3d-wall produced for one of all auditoriums in the building. The 3d-wall does not just create a fantastic visual effect, it also creates an acoustics with perfection.