Lusail Pergolas

Doha, Qatar

With twin Lusail Pedestrian Bridges in Doha, Qatar, under construction, Safdie Rabines was commissioned to design additional bridges and a conceptual redesign of highway infrastructure elements, referred to as the Lusail Urban Rendering Project. SRA completed complex designs for the depicted pergola structures by importing base highway and structural geometry into Rhino-3D software, where a massive script developed for the Grasshopper plug-in generated the structure’s geometry. Changing a few basic numeric inputs enabled the adjustments of beam spacing, depth, camber, and all other relevant measures. An additional plug-in was used to translate the product into a fully-usable native Revit BIM model, integrating flawlessly with the contractor’s Revit model allowing immediate take-off concrete volumes and formwork quantities.