Architect: Erik Behrens of AECOM (Engineer AECOM)
Client: Eversendai Engineering Qatar WLL
Final client: Ahsghal
General contractor: Hyundai
Steel contractor: Eversendai
Cable contractor: Redaelli Tecna S.P.A.
Airspace Protection Lighting: Medium Intensity ICAO Type C
Weight: 10,000 tons
Materials: Cables and Steel
CEL Aviation Lighting: CEL-MI-2KR-48
Al Wahda Arches gateway to Doha’s West Bay business district.
Located at the southern end of the Lusail Expressway at the old Rainbow Arch roundabout.
The Al Wahda interchange will be one of three multi-level intersections along the 5.3km route connecting central Doha with the region’s first Smart City, Lusail City.
The largest arch measures 147m length and stands almost 100m high, the smaller at 78m high.
Now completed, the spectacular dual arch structure sits above a major traffic interchange comprising of tunnel and bridge and is anticipated to reduce congestion and shorten journey times between Lusail, northern districts of Doha and West Bay.
The striking architectural lighting is complemented with CEL medium intensity aviation lighting that is compliant with the requirements of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.