A Palace For Nature
A VIP Palace
The heart of the palace is an oasis covered by a central dome, its unique design is inspired by the Sidra Tree, which is native to Qatar and is a symbol for perseverance, solidarity and determination. The branches are symbolized with a leaf-shaped seating spaces hanging inside the Sidra Tree Dome, these seating spaces for calm and relaxation are called Floating Majlis. Traditional Qatari architecture is reinterpreted connecting their past with present and future.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A Palace for Nature reinvents the simple idea of creating luxury into something meaningful, creating life and nature through a self-sustainable botanical oasis in the desert.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The microclimate needed for botanical species is created by a mist irrigation system located in the inner skin of the palace central dome. Water is obtained from an underground aquifer and sustainable desalinated by an electrodialysis system that is powered by solar renewable sources. Photovoltaic panels are integrated into the outer skin of the dome and building roofs, water is stored in the landscaping lakes featuring various thematic gardens and picnic areas.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Project is located in Doha Qatar and the design start on 2013 and finished in 2014
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The design for this project is based on a depth research and analysis, through the reading, both text and images, making a preliminary selection of relevant documentation to the conceptualization of design. It was important to understand a foreign culture to ours and to re- interpret a contemporary view on the cultural traditions of project users.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
With a 2925 sm, one of the main objectives of this project was to create indoors and outdoors spaces with sustainable solutions that could generate saving awareness in the user. Passive techniques are used to achieve a bioclimatic design creating microclimates that provide comfort as well as the use of active technologies that promote self-sufficiency and avoid the waste of resources generating natural ecosystems at the same time for the preservation of life.
Palace, Nature, VIP, Qatar, Luxury
The research was based on the search, selection and analysis of graphical documentation, having the contemporary architectural reinterpretation of an ancient culture as main objective, as well as their cultural customs, symbols and meanings. Different exercises were performed about the connotation designs and meanings of different strokes , spatial solutions , treatment of textures , lights and shadows , shapes that could contribute to the project the value required.
Research and creative development was based on experimentation with techniques of both hand drawing through sketches and management of malleable digital models that could be transformed easily into the search project objectives. Formally speaking, creative research was focused on the capability to form through digital networks an expression of spaces generated as if it were a fine jewelry design made by the hands of a craftsman.
TEAM MEMBERS (13) :
Design Team, Architect: Sergio Sanz Pont, Architect: Victor Sanz Pont, Architect: Tania Cota, Architect:Eder Jafet Hernández, Architect: Jordan Galarza, Architect: Marco Diller, Architect:Jose Eduardo Rodriguez, Architect: Valeria Gómez, Architect:Sophia Martinez, Architect:Eric Gallegos, CG Artist: Jose Miguel Cano and