marina interchange

Marina Interchange



Marina Interchange
Bridge and tunnel system
Lusail, Qatar

Completed 2017

Client: Lusail Real Estate Development Company
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Engineer: Halcrow

Renderings: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Photos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture


Marina Interchange
Bro- og tunnelsystem
Lusail, Qatar

Udført 2017

Bygherre: Lusail Real Estate Development Company
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Ingeniør: Halcrow

Visualiseringer: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Fotos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

Marina Interchange

A system of highway bridges, tunnels and overpasses for the City of Lusail in Qatar. The playful contrasts between light and shadow, warm and cold, reflects our concept for the Marina Interchange.

Qatar as a society has undergone tremendous change during the last decades, from oysters to international trade and oil. A transition that is also reflected in the harsh environment where people and animals move between the sun and the shadow experiencing the change between light and shadow - scorching heat and freezing cold.

Shadow-play and interference is widely used in the architecture in order to generate transitions from one situation to another. Qatar holds this quality, emerging from the leaves of the palm trees. For future architecture to hold this finesse and value it is important that the architecture emulates the natural emergence.

The concept is based on the interference of the light playing in the water - the leaves of the palm - the graduation between light and shadow - the evaluation of the Lusail City as a growing organism and the movement of the traveler and how his scene and view is ever-changing both in the present and historical.