As the Gold Line terminal station, Msheireb Station is the heart of the new development area identified by Msheireb Properties Masterplan. Once completed, it will become one of the largest metro stations in the world - the fulcrum of the imposing project and a major interchange point for all three metro lines, through which residents, tourists and, in 2022, football fans will meet and pass through. To accommodate the anticipated flow for passengers, the public areas located in the underground levels of the station will occupy a total area of about 18,000 square meters.
The station articulates the spaces on four main levels underground: a Mezzanine Level dedicated to commercial activities; a double height Concourse Level in which the exchanges between the different metro lines; and two Platform Levels that are functional to the connections, through which it will be possible to accede to the different metro lines. The entrance to the station, located on the ground floor, is characterized by a stone roof (7,000 sqm surface) covered with inserts of blue pearlescent tiles, whose design refers to the sinuous trend of the sand dunes of the surrounding desert.
Reflecting the same architectural language, the design of Education City Station is characterized by a stone roof similar to that of Msheireb Station and is located on the Green Line connecting the new area of Education City and the Qatar Foundation.
This aptitude for rationalization, was also found in the design for the layouts and detailing of the external areas which aims to define a new urban landscape, through the architecture of the stations. These defining spaces were designed to manage and accommodate large flows of people, whilst at the same time, dealing with the continuous and dynamic growth of Doha.
Main Contractor :
Consolidated Contractors Company
Qatar Technical Aluminum