Finnish architecture firm, Sigge Architects is partnering with Global Accommodation Management to design the various facilities, which includes projects for a floating hotel and luxury villas that could house up to 25,000 people for the 2020 World Cup in Qatar.
The concept of the floating hotel has been developed as a space-saving, energy-efficient structure that will provide off-shore hospitality. In addition to amenities featured at hotels constructed on land, the floating hotel provides electrical vehicles, water taxis, ferries and private boats to transport visitors to the mainland. The hotel will have an independent sewage treatment plant, power generation and recycling possibilities, freeing it from the limitations of the infrastructure in the surrounding area.
The project is slated for completion in seven to eight years and is expected to expand Qatar’s GDP and provide economic growth for years ahead.