Italian firm Giancarlo Zema Design Group released plans for a semi-submerged resort on the coast of Qatar, according to Gizmag. Amphibious 1000 is a $500 million project that will sit in a protected marine area of the Middle Eastern sovereign state.
The resort will include residential buildings, offices, a central marine park, floating walkways, and underwater marine galleries to form a semi-circle around a central tower, which will house a restaurant with panoramic views.
There will be two sections of the resort: one on sea, the other on land. The sea section will have four semi-submerged hotels that look similar to super-yachts, each including 75 luxury suites with private terraces. The hotels will feature underwater passageways with views of the central marine park and provide access to the activities zone, while the centralized lobby houses an interactive sea life museum with multiple aquariums, water exhibitions, and galleries.
In addition to the luxury hotel suites are 80 floating suites, called "Jelly Fish," that will include underwater viewing decks with views of an artificial reef bed.
"Aware of the impact that human intervention has always evoked the environment, [our] architecture is distinguished by the intent to conquer new spaces for living in harmony with nature," the architects told Gizmag.