Giancarlo Zema Design Group is the Italian architectural firm behind this outstanding project called Amphibious 1000. They imagined the semi-submerged resort as a haven of luxury in Qatar, divided into two different areas, one on land and one on water. The project includes offices, residential buildings, floating walkways, a central marine park and underwater galleries.
The land area will also flaunt a central tower with a nice panoramic restaurant. As part of the sea area there will be 4 semi-submerged hotels, each with 75 deluxe suites around the building’s perimeter. Eighty more floating suites will boast underwater viewing decks that will afford views of a beautiful artificial reef bed. They will have five levels and will accommodate up to six guests. The five levels include sleeping quarters with bathrooms, guest quarters with bathrooms, kitchen and bathroom, a relaxation room and a private aquarium lounge. A spiral staircase connects all the floors of the Jelly Fish suites.
A main centralized lobby will feature large aquariums, water exhibitions galleries and an underwater observatory accessed via a glass passageway. Tours of the resort will be made by foot or electric vehicles, both variants being equally appealing in an environment like this! The project is estimated to cost a whopping $500 million.