Oxy­gen Park by AECOM is a man-made green lung in Doha, Qatar

Oxy­gen Park is a man-made ‘green lung’ with a de­sign in­spired by na­ture. It is an an­ti­dote to the generic in­door gym en­vi­ron­ment and helps peo­ple to get back to na­ture, while fostering so­cial en­gage­ment and pro­mot­ing ac­tive healthy life­styles.

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Lo­cated in Ed­u­ca­tion City, Doha, Qatar, the project by Qatar Foun­da­tion, AECOMO, is in­spired by the wind eroded rocks and fluid land for­ma­tions of the desert. The path and run­ning tracks are em­bed­ded in the to­pog­ra­phy to cre­ate an ex­cit­ing train­ing ground with loop­ing tracks, cooled tun­nel seg­ments, and steep hills.

Project Details Client: Qatar Foun­da­tion, Ed­u­ca­tion City

AECOM De­sign Di­rec­tor: Erik Behrens (Ar­chi­tec­ture De­sign Lead), Mark Black­well, James Haig Streeter (Land­scape De­sign Lead), War­ren Os­borne, Kevin Un­der­wood

AECOM Team: Philip Dug­dale, Al­fredo Galindo, Eric Hal­lquist, Shafee Jones-wil­son, Wing Lai, James Manuel, John Neil­son, Jonathon Reeves, Adam Roth­well, Ja­son Shin­oda, Stephen Suen, Jack Wu Engi­neer­ing: AECOM, Arup Light­ing: MBLD Water Fea­ture: Foun­tains Di­rect Project Man­age­ment: ASTAD CM/CS: Par­sons Main Con­trac­tor: MAN En­ter­prise In­for­ma­tion Source: v2­com Photo credit: MAN, AECOM, Markus El­blaus

Tak­ing the el­e­men­tal life-force of oxy­gen as its in­spi­ra­tion, Oxy­gen Park, is a unique public space de­signed for health and well­be­ing in a desert en­vi­ron­ment. It has been cre­ated with the lo­cal com­mu­nity in mind, pro­vid­ing an open space in which to ex­er­cise, rest, and play. The night-time light­ing scheme and re­fresh­ing water fea­tures pro­vide an at­trac­tive set­ting for evening sports ac­tiv­i­ties and in­di­vid­ual work­outs dur­ing cooler hours of the day.

The Park fea­tures shaded run­ning tracks, sub­ter­ranean pitches for team sports, eques­trian fa­cil­i­ties, as well as more gen­tle re­cre­ation ar­eas with a se­ries of sound­scape-filled, re­fresh­ing folly spheres. The ‘bal­loon lights’ float­ing above the sub­ter­ranean grounds make the park vis­i­ble from afar and add a touch of magic to the set­ting.

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