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Qatar developer floats plans for waterpark residential tower in Lusail

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All renderings courtesy of Al Bandary Real Estate

As construction in the new city of Lusail picks up the pace, a local developer has unveiled plans for a waterpark-themed condo tower situated off of Qatar’s coastline.

The high-end “Amwaj” development, which means “waves” in Arabic, is being led by Bandary Real Estate. Promotional images on the company’s website show the tower surrounded by more than a half-dozen pools on multiple floors, some of which are connected by waterslides.

Each unit is expected to have a swimming pool on the balcony, according to a report in Arabian Business, which said construction is expected to begin this year and take three years to complete. The article added that the building is likely to be 29 stories tall.

According to Bandary, the architectural design was inspired by the “curvy look of an ocean wave, which sculpts the water of the neighboring sea.” The developer added that the luxury building would contain one, two, three and four-bedroom units and host several restaurants.

Bandary appears to have more than a half-dozen luxury real estate projects in the planning and development stages, including several mixed-use and low-rise buildings in Lusail.

The company also recently announced that it had sold all the units in its Jumana Two tower, which is located in Porto Arabia in the Pearl-Qatar.

Bold proposals

Many developers in Qatar are concentrated on the high-end market and in recent years have incorporated bold architectural features and designs into their residential and hospitality projects to differentiate themselves.

Silver Pearl Hotel rendering
Silver Pearl Hotel rendering

This has led to a raft of eye-catching proposals, including a US$1.6 billion offshore hotel called the Silver Pearl and Katara Hospitality’s “crossed swords” towers in Lusail.

The latter project is one of the most ambitious proposals for the master-planned city of Lusail, which is envisioned to be home to around 450,000 residents when it’s complete.

The city contains four purpose-built islands and 19 “multi-purpose residential, mixed-use, entertainment and commercial districts,” according to documents outlining the vision for the city.

Early progress, however, has disappointed some of the city’s first would-be residents.

After enduring years of construction delays, some have complained about substandard quality in their supposed “luxury” homes, as well as extra fees and changes to the floorplan designs.

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Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago

I see no way that this could possibly have problems.

qatari
qatari
6 years ago

REALYY!!!!

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago

450,000 residents? That means all Qataris have to move there. Or will it be for the laborers?

The Reporter
The Reporter
6 years ago

450,000? When did anyone ever believe statistics published in Qatar? Lusail will become a city for the rich, and there will be a social gulf as wide as the Gulf to Doha which will be retained as a service centre

SullyofDoha
SullyofDoha
6 years ago

Pipe dream!

Global Nomad
Global Nomad
6 years ago
Reply to  SullyofDoha

Yes, but will it go down the tubes?

Yousef
Yousef
6 years ago
Reply to  Global Nomad

….not one car or parking lot is show in this rendering ?…will they all walk or take bikes to get in and out ??

Bornrich
Bornrich
6 years ago

Rents will be expensive with all those swimming pools to maintain but otherwise it looks fun.

Aussieinthesand
Aussieinthesand
6 years ago

I’m appalled at the lack of Malls….

CAF
CAF
6 years ago

What could possibly go wrong?

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

I doubt I will be alive by the time it is finished or I can see this getting scrapped soon as too expensive.

Big Sumo
Big Sumo
6 years ago

The 2 beaches have a very pleasing shape. Aside from that I imagine each pool to work for 2 weeks and then be a continual circle of repair, work 5 days, fail, repair, parts not available, repeat. On the weekend our building pool was being repaired by pool maintenance men who couldn’t swim. The man had to pushed and held down by 2 other guys, he would do 10 secs of work and come up spluttering and gasping. Like seriously!!!

DohaGold
DohaGold
6 years ago

The biggest red slide looks particularly dangerous.

FalconFlyer
FalconFlyer
6 years ago
Reply to  DohaGold

The slides look like a cheap cut & paste job from the internet…The idea is good but not for a residential use, I would not settle into an expensive “luxurious” condo, only to have kids screaming around.

Gracie
Gracie
6 years ago

Is it me, or does the beach line look like a Bosom. The red slide against the building looks beyond unsafe, image of falling mid-slide over the edge comes to mind, don’t think the leisurely swimmers below would appreciate being disturbed by my ‘curvy wave’. Overall pictures look nice though.

Phoe
Phoe
6 years ago

Who wouldn’t want to have a water park with screaming kids in his building?

The Reporter
The Reporter
6 years ago

This is all going to end in tears

Brian Candy
Brian Candy
6 years ago

Wow!! Such negativity on here. I hope they pull it off, and if they do I will be a customer.

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago

If you want to see the quality level of Al Bandary’s work (and I am sure it is the same for most other developers), you have to visit these newly-built partitioned villas
http://www.qatarliving.com/properties/apartment/advert/big-space-unfurnished-2-bedroom-apt-ain-khalid
I went there for viewing and I can tell you I wouldn’t trust these people to build anything luxurious 🙂

Salama
Salama
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

Many accomodations are sub-standard, not just theirs.

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  Salama

That is why I said between brackets it is the same for most of the other developers. That particular one shocked me because of the broken bathrooms, the extremely poor quality of the wood, the shoddy work on the kitchen cupboards that cannot even open and close normally, etc. Normally you would assume that for a brand new villa offered for rent everything should be in place and in a perfect state. That was clearly not the case there. When I asked about it I was told “once you sign the contract we will send the maintenance to fix everything and it will not take more than 5 day”. Needless to say I am not someone who would trust their maintenance services after what I saw there.

anon
anon
6 years ago

Will dress code be enforced here?

Al Kohol
Al Kohol
6 years ago

I like the haram couple on the boat at the beginning of the video.

Turkish
Turkish
6 years ago

Plz HOUSE rental price down…

AKA
AKA
6 years ago

Let’s see, this sounds like a dream just as the amusement park that was supposed to be open in 2009 then postponed until 2011, then never heard of again. It would be nice if they could get something to stick. We desperately need entertainment in this country.

Armor10
Armor10
6 years ago

I’m still excited about Harry’s Island! This place looked amazing. Even if I didn’t already live here. I might come to visit to go here.

https://www.facebook.com/SeeMyDownTownDoha/videos/710542845674161/

Armor10
Armor10
6 years ago

Whatever happened to Harry’s Island. It looked AMAZING!
https://www.facebook.com/SeeMyDownTownDoha/videos/710542845674161/

armor10
armor10
6 years ago

Whatever happend to Harry’s Island? It looked AMAZING!
https://www.facebook.com/SeeMyDownTownDoha/videos/710542845674161/

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