Al Messila Resort & Spa

Commercial project in Doha, Qatar

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2019
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 1.000+
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Twisted pair
Man hours 2.000+
Man power 26 – 50
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Project characteristics

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Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation


Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Switching , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC): Central & Automatic Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Individual Room Control / Zone Control , Valve Drive Control / Fan Coil Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Automatic Programs
  • Security and Safety: Faults (e.g. Leak Detection, Glass Break Detection, Window Contacts) , Access Control , Presence Simulation , Interaction with HVAC/Lighting
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , PC Visualisation , Touch Panels & Display Panels
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , System Supervision
  • Energy Management/Smart Metering: Visualisation
  • Other: Audio Control

Customer's description

The luxury resort is designed to become Qatar’s premier health and wellness resort, ideally located on 33 acres of mature forest in central Doha. Creating an ambience of inspired relaxation, this distinctive 152-key property will be home to the largest and most luxurious spa in Qatar, a three-storey 14,000 square meter spa offering traditional and alternative treatments and therapies in 22 treatment rooms, along with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pools, and much more. In this project, we have used ABB's switching, Dimming , Curtain, and Fan coil actuators to control the lighting, curtain & Fan coil units present inside common areas & guest rooms. Keypads & Thermostat used is of Vimar brand. Intesisbox KNX-VRF gateway has been used to control LG VRF units present inside the villas. Also, Intesisbox BACnet gateway as BMS interface.

Contact information

Company name PAC International
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