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Lusail Expressway Artscape

Date. 2016
Location. Doha, Qatar
Type. Civic buildings and tourist attraction
Size. 2,000 sqm of cladding
Client. DMP Partners

Architect. AECOM Middle East Ltd.

Owner. Ashghal (Public Works Authority)


The project is a part of the Lusail expressway development which includes roads, related infrastructure and surrounding buildings. A part of this development is the Artscape which is comprised of a Vistor Centre and a Base Station. The 146 m long Visitor Centre is suspended 40 m above the expressway by a double arch. It is connected by a cable car system to a Base Station which includes a VIP waiting room, cafes and the ticketing office.

Design Scope of Work

  • Create parametric model of facade system
  • Rapidly develop alternatives for the patterning of the decorative cladding
  • Extraction of design drawings and associated geometric data from the simulation BIM
  • Utilised BIM for the creation of visualisations for aesthetic assessments

Design Value Delivered

  • Generated multiple variations of the cladding in a short time
  • Assisted architect to assess the differing patterns for aesthetics
  • Accelerated design development process