Construction on the 80,000-seat Lusail Iconic Stadium is already under way for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. But as well as a world class stadium to host the final, Qatar is also looking to accommodate the fans who are expected to head to the country. One solution being devised by Finnish company ADMARES is a set of sustainable floating hotels.
Due to sit on the surface of the Persian Gulf off the coast of Qetaifan Island North, just 15 minutes from the stadium, the 16 floating hotels proposed by ADMARES measure in at 72-metres long and 16-metres wide, and each come with four-stories which can host 101 guest rooms alongside a restaurant and lounge bar.
The floating hotels will all be view of the proximity of Lusail International Stadium, which will host the opening and final games of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Qetaifan Island itself will provide visitors with facilities and entertainment activities in addition to the fan villages during the tournament.
In total, Qetaifan Island North will spans around 1.3 million square meters (4.7 million square feet) with 830,000 square meters (2.7 million square feet) of attractions and seven beaches, making it the city’s main waterfront destination.
Following the end of the 2022 World Cup, the ADMARES buoyant hotels can be moved to another coastal location and reused for future events. Find out more about the designs over at the ADMARES Website.
In other design news, Sweden’s famed Icehotel in the village of Jukkasjärvi has opened its doors for the 30th time. Open for just five months, take a look inside.