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

 

 

 

government officials of quatar have recently announced that construction of the doha sharq crossing is set to begin in 2015, five years after spanish architect santiago calatrava initially floated plans for the project. the fluid and futuristic 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 proposed scheme also incorporates vibrant areas for recreational activities. furthermore, an elevated walkway leads to a public park offering panoramic views across the harbor.

 

doha sharq crossing santiago calatrava construction quatar designboom
night view: the crossing blending with the existing urban architecture and lighting
image © santiago calatrava
photo by maher attar

 

 

 

santiago calatrava’s  muli-billion dollar scheme of the doha sharq crossing will allegedly alleviate the chronic problem of traffic flow that doha has been suffering from — a consequence of the city’s increasing population growth 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.

 

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

 

doha sharq crossing santiago calatrava construction quatar designboom
rendering: view from the sea showing the grandiose and futuristic design of calatrava’s scheme
image © santiago calatrava
photo by maher attar

 

doha sharq crossing santiago calatrava construction quatar designboom
rendering: view from the promenade demonstrating the scale of the project
image © santiago calatrava
photo by maher attar

 

 


‘doha sharq crossing’  project by santiago calatrava
video courtesy of santiago calatrava

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

santiago calatrava (27 articles)