Barwa on Sunday said its Furjan Wadi Lusail Development, extending over an area of more than 3.48mn sqm, once completed, will elevate its status to a developer of the largest strategic realty project in Qatar.
The proposed project, which is located in the northern part of Lusail City, is surrounded by a number of roads and tram stations. It will comprise as many as 1,700 villas, along with residential apartments.
The proposed project will include all the main facilities such as kindergartens, schools, shops, clubs, restaurants, mosques, public areas, health centres, green spaces, waterbodies, roads and paved walkways.
"Upon completion of the study and launch of the project, Furjan Wadi Lusail Development will enhance Barwa's status as a developer of the largest strategic real estate projects in Qatar, and bolsters its leadership at the local and regional levels," said HE Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, and chairman of Barwa Real Estate Group.
Furjan Wadi Lusail Development is a distinctive residential project inspired by Qatari environment, expressing Qatar's culture and identity and highlighting the nature of daily life and components of old Qatari Furjan (neighbourhood) through its special designs, namely Al Sikka (road) and Al Baraha (rest area), which support the privacy of the residents and give it a touch of Islamic architecture, with contemporary integrated engineering.
"The Qatari city is the model that Furjan Wadi Lusail Development seeks to reach by adhering to the Qatari heritage which is mixed with elements of modernity in one place, to attract lovers of Qatari urban heritage and architectural identity," Barwa group chief executive Abdullah bin Jubara al-Rumaihi said on the sidelines of the Cityscape Qatar 2021, which began yesterday.
During the design stages of this pioneering project, attention would be drawn to highlight the ancient Qatari architectural identity and the nature of daily life in the country, while taking advantage of the development and transformation Qatar witnessed at the level of urban, economic, social and cultural renaissance, through the optimal use of local architecture elements and the integration of heritage methods with modern technology to reduce the consumption of energy and natural resources.
"The idea of the project's design will take the form of a group of Furjan, which will provide it with real social dimensions, reflecting the very essence of the word Freej, which mirrors family bonding, social solidarity, and the children gathering place, in a way that confirms and preserves the Qatari culture depicted in the imagination and minds of Qatari society," HE al-Ali said.
The proposed project's location in the modern, promising and smart city of Lusail is an important part of the success of its objectives, especially that its proximity to the waterfront and the recreational and sports facilities in Lusail City will add more aesthetic elements to the project.
Al-Rumaihi said the project study would ensure that car parking will be developed in a modern and different way in order to promote the basement parking concept that many residents of houses or villas may not be accustomed to, as well as designing buildings similar to what the Qatari citizen is accustomed to while adding all the touches of the lifestyle of old Freej.
"The plans of Barwa Real Estate Group to study new investment opportunities deepens the principle of its strategic partnership with the government of the State of Qatar, through presenting various projects that keep pace with urban and population growth and investment thinking, in order to achieve Qatar National Vision 2030," he said.