Qatar is constantly making news these days. The latest is this amusing semi-submerged resort project to protect the marine area on 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 land and sea sections and will accommodate residential buildings, offices, a central marine park, floating walkways, and underwater aquatic 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 building’s perimeter. The main lobby is centralized and will display sea life featuring water exhibition galleries, large aquariums, and a glass passageway leading to an underwater observatory.
It will also host 80 floating suites called jellyfish 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 a private aquarium lounge. Guests can take a tour of the resort on foot or electric vehicles.
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