- Ashghal, the Public Works Authority of Qatar
- Doha, Qatar
- Our Role
- Master Planning, Design.
- 35 rail stations
- In progress
- New Construction
- Convenient access to the Doha Metro for communities across the city
- Connections to multimodal transportation facilities enable easy travel
- Transit support for visitor influx during the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond
Gannett Fleming worked with the State of Qatar to develop site master plans and designs for 35 Doha Metro stations as part of the ambitious Doha Metro project. Currently under construction, the Doha Metro is a rapid transit system in Qatar’s capital city that will eventually consist of four rail lines and 100 stations. Three of the lines and 35 stations will be completed during the project’s first phase, in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which Qatar is hosting.
The overall design of each station features smart technology to manage lighting, security, irrigation, and traveler information. The stations will serve as community landmarks, facilitating convenient connections between neighborhoods and attractions throughout the city. Featuring curving exteriors that resemble traditional Bedouin tents, they are a high-profile part of the country’s World Cup preparations. The event is expected to bring more than a million visitors from across the globe to Qatar.
The project involved integrating each station, including entrances and exits, with complementary multimodal transportation facilities to provide a seamless transfer experience for metro passengers. Our firm’s project team included experts in transportation planning, landscape architecture, and civil engineering. Its work achieved the overarching goal of ensuring that the stations provide passengers with a safe, intuitive, and comfortable travel experience.
Key elements of the designs, which are critical to developing the wayfinding routes around the stations, include soft- and hardscape landscape schemes, effective lighting design, and efficient connections with heavy rail, bus lines, vehicular traffic, and pedestrian routes. To enhance passenger convenience, the stations will feature digital displays of information about the metro system and the surrounding neighborhoods.
- Smart technology controls landscape irrigation, security, lighting, and information systems.
- Stations integrate within the context of their unique environments while showcasing traditional artistic motifs.
- Digital information displays provide traveler guidance and assistance with wayfinding.