City Walk

    landscape design City Walk, Dubai, UAE

    An exuberant ‘Luxury Courtyard’ creates an awe inspiring draw at the centre of City Walk.

    Coming alive at night with immersive audio-visual shows it is a family-friendly hub in which to gather, and view the shopping, dining and entertainment on offer. Scintillating colours and lights flood the senses creating a unique retail experience that leaves visitors wanting more.

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    Dubai Mall

    mall landscape design Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE

    The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest and most-visited retail and entertainment destination, welcoming more than 80M visitors annually.

    The development includes a five-star hotel, over 12M square feet of retail, an aquarium, high-profile VIP entrances and a lakeside promenade central to the space. Given the extremely high footfall, the landscape design caters to the unique needs of the space.


    The promenade forms a platform flexible enough to accommodate festival celebrations, seasonal fashion and brand events and art exhibitions. Durable landscape materials and finishes withstand the high number of visitors whilst creating a clear and easily navigable space for crowds.

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell
    © Jordan Bickerstaffe Liquorice Productions

    Central Parc Valvert

    Retail park with organic feeling landscape with a relaxed natural aesthetic.

    The plants spill over walls and across path edges, and trees grow as if self-seeded.

    d3 Dubai Design District Phase 1

    In this, the first part of a significant cultural zone masterplan for Dubai, a community of diverse creative industries is connected by seamless paving expressing a minimal and bold aesthetic punctuated by street art and spill-out zones.

    A network of outdoor spaces connect the buildings, creating a flexible canvas for outdoor events, installations, concerts and exhibitions, as well as for everyday informal activities.


    In d3’s wide open landscape of linear paving with dark accents, bespoke outdoor furniture and clever integration of MEP outlets into usable gathering spaces, the space has become a vibrant and inspirational working/socialising hub for the city’s artists, designers and creatives.

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    ICD Brookfield Place DIFC

    ICD Brookfield Place, Dubai, UAE landscape design

    Lauded for its focus on health, well-being and sustainability, this is an extraordinary multi-functional work and retail environment.

    The tall indoor trees of the summer garden and the cool green plazas with their linkages to the wider community make ICD Brookfield Place a calming verdant setting for working, learning, socialising and inspired thought, promoting a mindset of shared responsibility in the attainment of sustainability goals.


    Adopting a restrained aesthetic, the space is defined by generous public realm which is accessible to all. The flexible Summer Garden is a destination in its own right while the adjacent treed exterior plazas bring cooling shade to the surrounding urban streetscape.

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell
    © ICD Brookfield Place
    © Nigel Young - Foster+Partners
    © Nigel Young - Foster+Partners

    Kingdom Tower

    This tower is planned to be the first 1km high building in the world and will be the landmark centrepiece of the new Jeddah Economic District.

    Set in an appropriately scaled public realm featuring a dramatic fountain display in an extensive reflecting lake, and boulevards that radiate out to the city, the tower and its environs will be a contemporary reflection on Jeddah’s culture and heritage.

    360 Mall Kuwait

    A significant indoor summer garden, native xeriscape rock gardens and water features rejuvenated this luxury mall to offer a fresh and vibrant year round retail experience in a harsh climate whilst offering a seamless transition to the adjacent Rafa Nadal Tennis Academy and Grand Hyatt Hotel.

    By offering comfortable connections between adjacent major sporting, event and cultural facilities and adding dynamic landscape attractors and f&b terraces, new brand anchors and world class retail has opened in this verdantly renovated mall.

    Photography by Hufton & Crow
    © Tamdeen
    © Tamdeen
    © Hufton + Crow
    © Hufton + Crow
    © Hufton + Crow
    © Hufton + Crow

    Oasiz Madrid

    Oasiz Madrid, Madrid, Spain waterfront landscape design

    Grand mature trees are reflected in the shallow lakes of this contemporary yet gardenesque lush retail landscape.


    In a celebration of culture and community this vibrant shopping and entertainment destination is a regional draw. The mountains and rocky pools of Madrid’s Torrejon de Ardoz region inspired the simple bold fluidity of the landscape design. Looking to drive footfall by activating and connecting all the open spaces, two visually interlinked lakes provide both attractive wetland environments and an entertainment venue; a series of terraced decks enliven the lake edges with atmospheric café seating and outdoor dining. 

    Sinuous paths direct visitors around the landscape in a flowing movement that is punctuated by a series of sensory nodes. These intense gardens concentrate taste and sound, touch and scents, evoking immersive and intangible experiences such as music or memory.


    Fun and contemporary, the space is a fluid story of experiences. An open air stage, an urban beach, sculptures, oversized bean bags, hammocks and fountains provide inspiring and surprising pockets of play and delight, encouraging the curious to explore. After dark a sparkling array of colourful light displays and cinema screens bring a creative buzz to the plazas. 


    Sustainability was built into the design from inception. All roofs either have planted gardens or are covered in sedum, solar panels cover 7500m2, the lake water is recycled and photocatalytic materials were used throughout the construction. The project’s BREEAM Excellent rating is a reflection of the design team’s innovation and commitment to its design resilience. 

    © Alex Fidalgo Garcia - Lluvia Estudio Creativo
    © Alex Fidalgo Garcia - Lluvia Estudio Creativo
    © Oasiz Madrid
    © Alex Fidalgo Garcia - Lluvia Estudio Creativo
    © Alex Fidalgo Garcia - Lluvia Estudio Creativo
    © Alex Fidalgo Garcia - Lluvia Estudio Creativo

    ROSHN Front

    At nearly a kilometre long a cooling, partly covered landscape of plazas, gathering spaces and terraced lakes enhanced by vibrant lighting disperses footfall and encourages exploration, providing a high-quality lifestyle experience for visitors.

    With the KSA 2030 sustainability goals at its core, ROSHN Front looks to boost social engagement and outdoor living encouraging a healthy lifestyle.

    Valbonne Retail Park

    A hybrid retail park that accommodates offices and leisure areas, the Valbonne Retail Park lies on the Côte d’Azur between Nice and Cannes. 

    A large central lake and wooded areas bed this leisure complex into the surrounding landscape. With a maximum two storey height, extensive green roofs and underground car parking the development will have a low impact on surrounding landscape views. Adjacent to a major thoroughfare to Cannes and a future TGV station, the attraction will serve both locals and tourists alike.