Oxygen is the key factor in this unique public space in Doha, Qatar, helping visitors reconnect with nature through opportunities to work out, hang out with friends or just commune with the green.
Taking the elemental life-force of oxygen as its inspiration, Oxygen Park is a distinctive public space designed by AECOM for health and wellbeing in a desert environment. It was created with the local community in mind, to provide an open space in which the local community can exercise, rest, and play.
The park is inspired by the wind-eroded rocks and fluid land formations of the desert. The path and running tracks are embedded in the topography to create an exciting training ground with looping tracks, cooled tunnel segments and steep hills.
The night-time lighting scheme and refreshing water features provide an attractive setting for evening sports activities and individual work-outs during cooler hours of the day. Oxygen Park features shaded running tracks, underground pitches for team sports, equestrian facilities, as well as recreation areas with a series of soundscape-filled, refreshing folly spheres.
The ‘balloon lights’ floating above the ground make the park visible from afar and add a touch of magic to the setting. AECOM‘s Oxygen Park is a manmade ‘green lung’ with a design inspired by nature. It is an antidote to the generic indoor gym environment and helps people to get back to nature while fostering social engagement and promoting active healthy lifestyles.