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Richard Serra's '7'

Location

Year

Owner

Designer

Services

Status

Doha, Qatar

2011

Qatar Museums Authority

Richard Serra

Structural Engineering

Completed

Protruding out into Doha Bay, this sculpture consists of seven 78-ft-high by 8-ft-wide steel plates positioned side-by-side.

 

LERA determined the geometric layout of the sculpture, reviewed the stability of the plates under wind and seismic loads and designed their supports and foundation system.

 

The supports needed to accommodate the expansion and contraction of the plates due to the large temperature gradients in the Middle East, as well as the highly corrosive nature of the adjacent marine environment.

Award

Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

NCSEA, 2014

Exhibitions/Competitions

Museum of Islamic Art