DOHA - THE SOUND OF THE UN­DER­GROUND

The Pullman Magazine - - Places & People To Love -

Proudly strad­dling tra­di­tion and moder­nity, all the Qatari cap­i­tal was miss­ing was a metro wor­thy of its am­bi­tions. It will be a case of mis­sion ac­com­plished come 2019, as three ma­jor un­der­ground lines – red, green and gold – serv­ing 37 sta­tions right across Doha will fi­nally be un­veiled. This mam­moth project is set to rein­vent the city and rev­o­lu­tion­ize the Qatari pop­u­la­tion’s lives, shav­ing 10 min­utes off a jour­ney that would have pre­vi­ously taken 30 by car. The sta­tions’ cut­ting-edge look was the brain­child of an in­ter­na­tional team of ar­chi­tects, who com­bined con­tem­po­rary ideas with in­flu­ences such as the Be­douin tent. The “vaulted” style in­spired by Is­lamic art was cho­sen by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Ha­mad al-Thani. What’s more, this project has strong green cre­den­tials: this new mode of trans­port is set to slash CO2 lev­els by no less than107 tons.

Pull­man Doha West Bay, Doha, QATAR opens 2017

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