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

Italian-designed $500m ‘Amphibious 1000’ resort will feature hotels, underwater lounges and museum
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Italian designer Giancarlo Zema's, Amphibious 1000 is the world’s first semi-submerged hotel resort (Photos: Giancarlo Zema Design Group)
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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
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The activities of the hotel take place in the underwater area that is surrounded by aquariums
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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
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In the sea section there are four innovative semisubmerged hotels with underwater halls that give fascinating views
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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To the smaller floating platforms will be anchored 80 floating suites called Jelly-fish with underwater views within the artificial reef
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At the end of each platform are lighthouses\n