Foster + Partners Reveals Quartet of Aluminum-Clad Skyscrapers in Qatar
Foster + Partners have recently unveiled the design for four skyscrapers called Lusail Towers in Qatar.
In view of the fast-approaching 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, acclaimed architecture studio Foster + Partners have recently unveiled the design for four skyscrapers called Lusail Towers in Qatar near the studio's Lusail Stadium, which is being built for the sporting event.
Designed to be the headquarters for Qatar National Bank, Qatar Central Bank, Qatar Investment Authority and Qatari Diar, the towers are part of a larger development of Lusail City to the north of Doha, which also includes the design of an 80,000-seater stadium that will host the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar.
It is expected that the entire development will be completed before the start of the World Cup. According to Jonathan Parr, a senior partner at Foster + Partners, "projects associated with major sporting events leave no room for delays, ... we knew from the beginning that to meet the challenges and the complexities of the project, we needed to approach the project differently, using technology to maintain consistency in the information flows across different disciplines."
Surrounding the towers will be several groups of buildings arranged on pedestrianized streets and courtyards. Housing shops, cafes and restaurants, these buildings will have molded concrete facades with small, punched windows.
Several of the stadiums that will host games during the World Cup in Qatar have already been unveiled. Pattern Design's "open air-cooled" stadium recently opened near Doha, while the Al Wakrah Stadium designed by Zaha Hadid Architects hosted its first game in 2019.
- date publishedMarch 8, 2021
- original sourceDezeen