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World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar

Italian-designed $500m ‘Amphibious 1000’ resort will feature hotels, underwater lounges and museum

World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
Italian designer Giancarlo Zema's, Amphibious 1000 is the world’s first semi-submerged hotel resort (Photos: Giancarlo Zema Design Group)
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
The shape is like a big aquatic animal stretching out from the land into the sea and extends horizontally for 1km thanks to two long wide arms
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
The activities of the hotel take place in the underwater area that is surrounded by aquariums
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
The project is composed of a land section and sea section. On the land area to be found residential buildings, office buildings and a marina with a modern and flexible harbour
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
In the sea section there are four innovative semisubmerged hotels with underwater halls that give fascinating views
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
All the structures are situated in a semi-circle around the tower with the panoramic restaurant. The four hotels are reminiscent of the soft lines of the superyachts anchored on land
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
Large diagonal glass windows make the hotels unique, each with 75 luxury suites arranged around the perimeter of the building so each has a big terrace that overlooks the complex
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
The bridge that connects the land and sea section is limited with plants that give the idea of projecting the land flora into the sea
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
The hotels are situated around a central public welcome area that has an interactive museum on water life and water exhibition galleries, large perimetral acquariums and a glass tunnel, that leads to the underwater observatory in the centre of the whole marine park
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
These are connected to the welcome area by the long arms are fitness areas, gardens and a special outdoor theatre with a moving stage that opens out on the sea
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
To the smaller floating platforms will be anchored 80 floating suites called Jelly-fish with underwater views within the artificial reef
World’s first semi-submerged hotel resort planned in Qatar
At the end of each platform are lighthouses\n