The Lusail Plaza towers, the upcoming iconic towers in the ‘heart of Lusail City’, are expected to be completed on schedule. The developmental works on the massive infrastructure project, including the four mega towers, considered as one of the most challenging projects in the country, is fast progressing.
The heart of the smart city project comprises of six large infrastructure projects, including four multi-storey towers, is surrounded by other ongoing projects as well as the other districts of the city that are already inhabited.
The challenge is to oganise all these projects that are being developed at the same time while that the developers have to maintain the same high standards of quality, safety, and of course the timely delivery.
This requires a lot of pro active coordination with such a large number of stakeholders and concerned government authorities, according to some senior officials who are working on the project.
“We had a vision for the Lusail Plaza to become the centerpiece of Lusail City. It is going to be the gathering point and centre of attraction for all residents and visitors,” Khalid Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Director Asset Management, Lusail City, noted in a new video providing updated stories of the project.
Al Hammadi added: “I had the motivation to overcome this challenging project. Once completed, it will interconnect the North and South of Lusail City. The aesthetics of this project will link the Plaza and the Commercial Boulevard.” Lusail Plaza is a massive and first of its kind project in the country with an iconic waterfront destination representing the reputation of the country. It is also a hub of different modes of transport, connected with LRT (light rail transit), Doha Metro, and other public transport services. It will also have a world-class entertainment centre, host of retail outlets, shops, restaurants and other amenities.
Providing details of the project, Georges Dakak, Project Head-Central Local Projects at Lusail City, added: “Just the sheer magnitude of this project is massive. It comprises of a 2.5km long two-way six lanes highway that is connected to a two-level tunnel combined with an LRT station with a beautiful plaza on top of that, in addition to an underground car parking facilities.”
Dakak said that in terms of the size and magnitude of the construction, it involved more than 6 million cubic metres of excavation, 1.5 million cubic metres of structural concrete, and more than 250,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement.
Lusail Plaza is strategically located at the centre the Lusail City. The prominent feature will be the four major towers which overlook the plaza. This area is meant to host large public events attended by several thousands of people. It is under consideration as a fan zone for the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
Lusail is a planned smart city in Qatar spread over an area of 35 square kilometers. It is located on northern coastal part of the municipality of Al Daayen, about 23 km north of Doha.
It is planned to have marinas, residential areas, island resorts, commercial districts, luxury shopping and leisure facilities, and a golf course community, man-made islands and several entertainment districts, which include Entertainment City, Entertainment Island, Energy City, Golf district Fox Hills, Marina district, Qetaifan Island North Qetaifan Island South, Al Kharayej Towers, Media City, Al Erka district, and the Lusail Plaza.
A significant part of the city, including several towers, has already been completed. However, construction on several projects is still going on. Once fully complete, the city will eventually have a population of up to 250,000 people.