World's biggest chandelier being built in Doha

Qatari capital to be home to the chandelier measuring 38.5m long and 12.5m wide.
World's biggest chandelier being built in Doha
OMAN MOSQUE: The Sultan Qaboos Mosque is Omans largest mosque. (Getty Images)
By Elsa Baxter
Wed 02 Dec 2009 01:15 PM

The world’s largest chandelier is being installed in a new office building on Doha’s Corniche, it has been reported.

Measuring some 38.5 metres long and 12.5 metres wide, the Reflective Flow chandelier is much larger in size than the one in the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Oman, which is said to be the world’s biggest.

The Qatari capital’s chandelier will weigh 20,000kg once completed, the Gulf Times reported on Wednesday.

According to its designer, Beau McClellan, despite its size the chandelier will only use the power of about 70 standard light bulbs when fully lit due to its use of 55,000 energy-saving LEDs.

“The chandelier will react to a person’s mood as they enter the building and display a subliminal moon effect … or lava, or a lightning bolt. If there are more people, there is more content,” she told the paper.

The chandelier is also made up of 2,300 crystals, each covered in glass with a special reflective coating to reflect light, colour and movement.

“When light is introduced behind the glass frames, the unique coating becomes either fully- or semi-transparent, allowing the sculpture to transform into an incredible ever-changing light piece,” McClellan said.

The building is set to open in April 2010.

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