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
  • Just wonderful.

    Fred A. Saas, Architect

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