Marina Mall is a 180,000 sqm retail and leisure facility in the Lusail development on the east coast of Qatar. The mall includes over 70,000 sqm leasable retail over three main levels, as well as a hypermarket within the basement. It will also house cinemas, family entertainment centre, restaurants with terraces overlooking the marina and spa facilities.
The design is inspired by natural forms created when water and land meet. Five interconnected retail ‘islands’ link the mall to a body of water that runs through the centre of the scheme. Water guides the visitor through the mall, leading to and from the marina, while internal waterfalls connect the different levels. Spaces between the five pebble-shaped islands will be landscaped.
The project is aiming for 5 stars under QSAS, Qatar’s sustainability rating tool. To integrate all engineering services precisely within the structure, BIM was embraced by the Project Team to deliver a 3D solution using REVIT. This provided the client with a powerful design, collaboration and management tool to ensure the optimal design is achieved during the design process through construction drawings and maintained post completion and into occupancy.