If you’ve been to The St. Regis Doha recently, you will have been greeted by two, mighty Oryx sculptures standing tall at the entrance driveway of the hotel. If you haven’t yet seen the impressive structures in all their metal glory, then rest assured, it’s a sight you can’t miss! And wait until you get inside, there’s another one of these cool sculptures in the grounds of the property.
The three Oryx figures weight more than 12-tonnes each and stand 14-meteres-high. They were designed by Ellen Hlavata and engineered by the internationally-renowned Foibos Design Lab; a group of artisans and metal craftsmen who employ high-end technology expertise.
Depicting the national animal of Qatar, the Oryx statues stand as artistic reminders of the importance of preserving the country’s rich culture and heritage. The ‘engineering art’ sculptures were designed using the latest cutting-edge technologies and coated using a chemical element called Molybdenum that is capable of withstanding the extreme temperatures of the region.
These stainless steel creations are a completely unique and stunning venture for Doha’s hospitality industry. In many ways, this project may yet be a pioneer of things to come. Head over and check out these incredible sculptures today!
GO: Visit The St. Regis Doha, located at West Bay. Call 4446 0000 for more information.