Bridge and tunnel system
Client: LUSAIL DIAR
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Renderings: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Photos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Bro- og tunnelsystem
Bygherre: LUSAIL DIAR
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Visualiseringer: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Fotos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
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.