What is described as the world’s first semi submerged hotel resort is to be built in Qatar and has been designed by Italian designer Giancarlo Zema which specialises in semi submerged architectural structures, floating habitats and yacht design.
The $500 million Amphibious 1000 is shaped is like a big aquatic animal stretching out from the land into the sea and extends horizontally for a kilometer with two long wide arms.
The activities of the hotel take place in the underwater area that is surrounded by aquariums
The project is composed of a land section and sea section.
On the land area there will be residential buildings, office buildings and a marina with a modern and flexible harbour and a tower restaurant with panoramic views. In the sea section there are four innovative semi submerged hotels with underwater rooms and 75 ‘jellyfish’ floating suites that give fascinating views.
The Amphibious 1000 will be built in the middle of a marine reserve. ‘It is designed to be in harmony with nature. It is like a big aquatic animal stretching out from the land into the sea and extends horizontally for one kilometre thanks to two long wide arms,’ Giancarlo Zema explained.
The hotel’s underwater rooms will resemble super yachts while the jellyfish suites will each have four floors and an underwater aquarium lounge. Hydrogen powered yachts with underwater viewing areas will transport guests around the resort.
‘The four hotels remind us of the soft lines of the superyachts anchored on land. Large diagonal glass windows make the hotels unique,’ added Zema. Each of the 75 luxury suites will have a terrace .
There will also be water exhibition galleries, aquariums and a glass tunnel that will lead to the underwater observatory in the centre of the marine park. The long arms connect to fitness areas, gardens and a special outdoor theatre with a moving stage that opens out onto the sea.
Eco friendly electric vehicles will transport guests around inside and on the water 20 meter aluminium yachts called Trilobis equipped with hydrogen engines and an underwater observatory globe are provided.
Bridges connect the land and the sea and will be planted with tress and flora to being the land and the sea together.