Lusail Marine
Pedestrian and Commerce Bridge Design





— Crossings Rooted in the Traditions of the Region —

Site Location.

Location Dynamics.


            Situated on the harbour of a newly formed town near the city of Doha, tow pedestrian and two commerce bridges are designed based on the synthesis of two structural types: a free-form shell canopy and a stress ribbon deck. The form shares an economy of material and is a dramatic expression of the structural forces at work resulting in a true fusion. The canopy is only 100mm thick at the apex whilst lifted at four evenly spaced points by saddles and supported by cables; the deck is just 200mm thick along its whole length.


Cultural References.
Structural References.


Initial Ideas.

Structural Concept.

Pedestrian Bridge Roof Plan.

Pedestrian Bridge Plan.

Pedestrian Bridge Elevation.

View from Harbour.

View from Road.
Interior View.
View from Harbour

Aerial View (Night).
View from Harbour (Night).

Commerce Bridge Roof Plan.

Commerce Bridge Plan.

Commerce Bridge Elevation.

View from Harbour.

View from Road.
Interior View.

Aerial View (Night).
View from River (Night).


Organisation + [Credits]
    Ramboll Group, [Ramboll]

Role + [Team Size]
    Design Lead, [8]

Date + [Duration of Involvement]
    2009, [2 months]

Client + [Project Location]
    Lusail Development Company, [Doha, Qatar]

Status + [Project Type]
    Competition, [Design Concept]

Brief + [Challenge]
    Crossings that Integrates Leisure and Commerce,
[Incorporating Local Practices in a Modern Setting]



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