The Qatar Dome, 42m in diameter, was visited by both Prince Andrew and Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani as both nations celebrated a deal that will see liquefied natural gas (LFG) delivered to the UK by Qatari firm Qatargas.
The huge "perfectly spherical" temporary dome was cutting-edge in design. It saw 16 air filled panels fixed to the structure, each panel was then pressurised. Sensors in the panels were pre-programmed to enable the correct pressure to be maintained. The dome was built within two weeks after a design, planning and procurement period of six months.
Another UK supplier, Stage One, was also involved in the project and was reponsible for creating a decorative pool around the structure, producing internal seating area for the dome and an automated reveal.
Arena Seating provided the main seating for the event.
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