Gallery: Qatar Unveils Luxurious Off-Grid Floating Hotels for 2022 Worl...

Sigge Architect’s designs are linked to the mainland by boats and new transit lines in Qatar.

Sigge Architect’s designs are linked to the mainland by boats and new transit lines in Qatar.  The hotels will be accompanied by luxury apartments and are part of a new island called Oryx Island off the coast of Doha. This new island will be equipped with its own utilities and power, and these new hotel buildings will exist entirely off Qatar’s grid. The hotel will have an independent sewage treatment plant, power generation and recycling possibilities. Designed to be luxurious in nature, the interiors depict modern design with large expansive glass walls to take in the ocean views. The hope and promise is that this island can be repurposed for future events and and can be towed to another location.

Qatar definitely has the resources and money to accomplish these plans. The Barwa Real Estate Company will be developing Oryx Island at a cost of $5.5 million. These floating hotels are a beautiful solutions to the continual need for housing during our melting ice-cap era, though the environemental impact of the hotels is fairly unclear—the island will most likely affect the stability of the marine life, environmental quality, and water quality of the area.

+Sigge Architects

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  1. Bassam Sethi March 14, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Qatar Has Out Done It Self.

  2. Chrysland June 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    The Oryx Island at a cost of USD5.5 million it looks as it consist of 8 blocks of building plus marinas. If you can name each individual building block, can you please specify what it consist off? How many hotel rooms are in each block? and or how many apartments?
    What is the total coverage area in meters at first level? and what is the density?
    What is the total legth and width of the floating Island?
    Is there a wave barrier been taken in account? and in what max hieght of waves the floating Island will survive the rough open sea?
    Could this floating Island be marined and sail like a boat as well as just to float?
    We are looking into building something similar but to be able to sail through the mediterranean.

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