Lusail City Doha, Qatar 2022
Lusail Expressway early next year
by Arhigos Design on Monday, September 5, 2011 at 11:52pm
In the glut of gigantic Projects in Qatar in general, and in accordance with already orchestrated ambitious plan, the Public Works Authority is launching its largest road and infrastructure Project executed in Doha in one piece, with the Final Countdown approaching for tendering the Lusail Expressway early next year.
The Lusail Expressway aims at creating a strategic free flow north-south axis of movement connecting the heart of Doha City with is north, along the eastern coastal line, to serve the current and future planning. The observer can easily watch the continuous changes in the sky line with tens of towers and cranes penetrating the horizon. This expressway will change the traffic patterns within Doha in the medium to long range (within 20 years) moving the centre of gravity of population towards the north, where there will be a modern road network built to the highest international standards which will facilitate for people reaching their destinations safely with speed and ease.
This axis of movement will extend at its ultimate configuration from lusail area to jeeda Flyover, with a series of free flow grade separations at its junction with all other intersecting arterials, and with sufficient number of lanes ranging between three and four depending on the future traffic volumes using it.
The length of lusail Expressway to be executed under this stage is approximately (5) km and consists of there interchanges, the first one from south to north at Arch Roundabout (junction with Wahda Street), the second on is at Aladdin Roundabout (Onaiza Street) and third is at Safliya Roundabout apposite to the Qutaifiya East Gate. The Lusail Expressway will therefore service important ongoing residential, commercial, touristic and entertainment hyper Developments in north of Doha, such as the Towers Zone, New diplomatic Area, Cultural village, Qutaifiya lagoon, in addition to the Pearl-Qatar which will be populated by (35,000) inhabitants, and the lagoon Plaza and Mall near the Diplomatic Club, and the Lusail Beach Developed by DIAR with an expected population of (120,000) .
Many international experts believe that the three level interchange servicing the pearl-Qatar represents by itself a real engineering challenge, being squeezed between the northern and southern Qutaifiya Canal Crossings. This situation necessitated the widening of the northern canal crossing from two leans to four lanes in each direction, and the southern canal crossing from two lanes in each direction .
Due to massive amount of traffic volumes generated by the Pearl, it has become necessary to separate the traffic movement from and to the Pearl to avoid negatively impacting the local traffic movements, therefore and in addition to the dual three lane underpass and two underpass bridges, this interchange consists of free elevated two lane directional link for the traffic heading to the Pearl, and another free elevated three lane directional link for traffic exiting the pearl and heading south to Doha city .
The interchange at the Arch Roundabout will represent the escape gate for the thousands of vehicles generated by Towers Zone, trying to fine their way to the lusail Expressway and then to their respective destinations .
Qatar plans second mega-project
Qatar plans second mega-project
Qatar expects to launch a second mega-project in Q2 next year to capitalise on the success of The Pearl-Qatar. Bechtel is producing a masterplan for the North Beach and Entertainment City over 32 sqkm with upscale residential homes, two golf courses and hotels…
102 plots launched in 25 DEc 2005. mixture between commercial, residential, mixed used, hotels and a mall.. hights varies between 18 to 40 stories. sold out in 1 week..
2- Entertainment City:
developedby Abu Dhabi investment house. non gated community with waterfront. concept combines themed areas similar to Las Vegas & Picadilly.
developed by Energy City Company. Busiess park focuses on the oil and gas companies and other companies that povides related services.
Qatar Petrolume Head Quarter
5-Natural Wadi, this is part of the natural contouring of the area, kept as is to be used as natural reservedcarea/park (all open space) and to be used as future drainage system in the future.
Launched in April 2006, medium denisty area consist of 365 plots majority are esidential some are commercial. hights varies between 5 to 7 stories. provide a living environment simlar to San Fransisco and Chelsea. Sold out in 4 hours !!!
4 iconic towers surrounding a square. will be a landmark for all Lusai. currently under design by Lord Norman Foster
8- Lusail Bulevard:
Hign end shopping street with big showroom on both sides,i.e. LV, Ferrari..etc
Residential area developed by Energy City Company
10-Lusail Commercial Waterfront:
pedistrian area with direct interaction with the sea. 2-3 stories buidlings combines of cafes, resturants, small local shops..etc
residential area, appartments and villas. Has not been launched yet.
2 golf cours, 18 holes each. Under negotiation with an international development company to buy/develop the whol area. will contain villas and activities buildings as well.
low density residential villas, has not been launched yet.
launched 25 Feb 2007, 46 plots, 39 are residential towers with direct acess to sandy beaches the use of the beaches is execlusive to the residents of the area. hights varies between 20-25 stories. 4 plots are mixed use plots, 2 coercial and 1 beach club. all plots sold out in hours !!
execlusive living arae will include resorts, spas and beach villas. ha not been launched yet
16-the 3 Isands: (that is not the correct naming)
more active island because of their location close to Entertinment city and commercial waterfront. mixed use area of residential appatments, commercial, hotels, cafes&resturants etc... not launched yet.
17-QatariDiar visitor center:
will be the first movers to Lusail within the coming 2 months.. i guess you have seen pictures of the places earlier..
mixed use island, residential, commercial/retail, hotels and cafes&resturants.. in a discussion process wi one of the big developers..
COWI has completed planning and design activities of the Lusail Development for Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company. This new large land development is located along the shoreline north of Doha and will cover an area of about 20 km2 which is about the same size as the entire Midtown and Lower Manhattan in New York.
The project will transform the present shoreline through dredging and reclamation, creating new islands, access channels and beaches. The fully developed new neighbouring will include low and high rise residential
housing for about 150,000 inhabitants.
Further, the development will include business, corporate and mixed use areas, as well as quality beaches with top class hotels, two golf courses, and an entertainment district.
Numerical modelling of flow and wave conditions as well as beach stability and sediment spill from dredging operations was made using the modelling systems MIKE 21 and LITPACK and formed an integrated part of the planning and design activities. A special point of interest was the flushing of the canals to ensure proper water quality and the design of 19 beaches surrounded by exclusive residential villas and international high class hotels.