Hamad International Airport

Doha, Qatar

Hamad International Airport

Key Facts

Annual Passengers

  • 50 million capacity


  • Daylighting, Glare and Energy


  • HOK

IES Consulting were commissioned to carry out daylighting simulations on the new Hamad International Airport in Doha Qatar. IES analysed daylighting and glare in an attempt to reduce glare discomfort to passengers and airport staff and provide them with an improved experience inside the airport.

Through use of IESVE daylighting was analysed on a monthly, weekly, daily and even hourly basis by comparison to local weather data. Through analysing the solstices and equinoxes, the range of potential glare discomfort and surface reflectance could be fully understood and accounted for. 

Alongside IES Consulting provided an energy optimisation study around the installed artificial lighting to determine potential energy reduction strategies.