work to begin at doha sharq crossing by santiago calatrava
jan 16, 2014
work to begin at doha sharq crossing by santiago calatrava


work to begin at doha sharq crossing by santiago calatrava
image © santiago calatrava

 

 

 

qatar’s government officials have announced that construction of ‘doha’s sharq crossing’ is to get underway in 2015, five years after santiago calatrava initially floated plans for the project. the fluid design is part of a twelve kilometer series of connections, comprising three bridges linked by tunnels below the sea’s surface.

 

in addition to providing links between the new hamad international airport, katara cultural village and the west bay financial district, the scheme also incorporates vibrant areas of recreation. an elevated walkway leads to a public park offering panoramic views across the harbor.

 

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image © santiago calatrava
photo by maher attar

 

 

 

the muli-billion dollar scheme will alleviate traffic flow problems within doha, a consequence of the city’s increase in population and car ownership. visible from across the bay, the much needed piece of infrastructure will form a bold and dynamic addition to the city’s waterfront skyline.

 

doha’s ‘sharq crossing’ is scheduled to be completed by 2021.

 

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image © santiago calatrava
photo by maher attar

 

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image © santiago calatrava
photo by maher attar

 

 


‘doha sharq crossing’ by santiago calatrava
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