Circular landmarks in Qatar
The elegance, simplicity and boldness of the design derives from the idea that an O-form is a powerful sign that carries within itself deep and ancient symbolism.
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2007 - Under Construction
- Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company
The design highlights the rich oil state's 'Q', which has iconographic status for the district. The elegance, simplicity and boldness of the design derives from the idea that an O-form is a powerful sign that carries within itself deep and ancient symbolism.
The wheel bridges rise as architectural landmarks in the progressive new district. The construction follows a suspension bridge concept, where the pylons are made up of the two giant steel rings rising 50 metres above sea level. In order not to break the circles, the 28-metre-wide bridge girder is divided into two and connected crosswise with steel cross beams.
The two twin bridges are placed parallel to each other at a distance of 800 metres, which allows them to be seen simultaneously. The view of one circle within the other when two bridges are seen from a certain angle is also a remarkable feature, demonstrating the elegance of the pylons while reinforcing an aesthetic connection with the faceted piers.
A demand for the extraordinary
Like other buildings in the Gulf States, the bridges indicate the demand for ‘something extraordinary’ that can create awareness both locally and internationally.
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