Qatar is constantly making news these days. The latest is this amusing semi-submerged resort project aimed at protecting marine area in the country’s coast. Italian architectural firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group is set to work on the $500 million Amphibious 1000. It will be divided into two sections of land and sea and will accommodate residential buildings, offices, a central marine park, floating walkways and underwater marine galleries. A central tower will have a panoramic restaurant. The sea area will have four semi-submerged hotels, each having 75 luxury suites positioned around the perimeter of the building. The main lobby is centralized and will have a display of sea life featuring water exhibitions galleries, large aquariums, and a glass passageway leading to an underwater observatory.
It will also host 80 floating suites called Jelly-fish with underwater viewing decks looking out to an artificial reef bed. These can accommodate up to six guests and will have five levels connected by a spiral staircase. Levels feature a relaxation room, sleeping quarters and bathrooms, kitchen and bathroom, guest rooms and bathrooms and finally a private aquarium lounge. Guests can take a tour of the resort on foot or electric vehicles.
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