The Middle East is home to some of the most awe-inspiring architecture in the world. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that the Gulf state of Qatar is developing one of the region’s most ambitious projects yet–a floating “Jelly-fish” city.
The Amphibious 1000 is a series 80 semi-submerged pods designed by the Giancarlo Zema Design Group. Each pod is an ultra-luxurious suite capable of accommodating six people over five floors. Beneath the waterline is a panoramic room that provides stunning views of an artificial reef below.
Every pod will sit on top of an artificial lagoon. In addition to residential spaces, the floating resort will also be home to offices, floating walkways, and multiple hotels. To help people get from one place to another, the $500 million project will also include an armada of electric vehicles to propel guests around the complex.
“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 said.