Lusail Towers is a new business district located in the centre of Lusail, a new foundation city 23 km north of Doha in Qatar.
The project by Foster + Partners consists of four high-rise towers, two 70 stories and two 50 stories high, arranged symmetrically around a central plaza. Totalling about 622,000 sqm GFA and with 7,600 underground parking places provided throughout the four plots, the towers stand symmetrically on a large podium that extends up to the waterfront and incorporates an LRT (Light Rail Transit) station and a public car park. A primary highway underpasses the site and feeds the parking system.
Each tower has its own separate underground car park, accessible from ground level and from the highway, as well as several loading areas located in the podium.
MIC-HUB supported the international team, led by Foster + Partners, on the transport and mobility strategy for the Lusail Towers from the concept to the detailed design development.
Strategic Advisory on Transport & Accessibility
- Strategic Advisory on Transport & Accessibility
- Transport and Traffic Modelling
- Parking Consultancy
During the concept development, activities focused on defining the best accessibility strategy to the site; in particular, balancing the impact of a large number of attracted vehicles with the potential to develop a strong integration with public transport.
During the design development, MIC-HUB was involved in all the design phases up to the definition of the tender documents.
The activities focused on the definition of the layout of the access points, the drop-off areas, the car parks and the loading area, taking into consideration the high-quality building design.
Traffic data and trip generation testing allowed a micro-simulation model to be constructed to test different scenarios of reconfiguration of the road network and evaluate the impact of the development on the surroundings.