Qianhai Urban Public Realm, Shenzhen, China

    landscape design Qianhai Urban Public Realm, Shenzhen, China

    Winning competition design for 8Ha of urban linear parks and public realm spaces that draw on the site’s railway heritage and visually and physically connect the Qianhai Bay to Dananshan Mountain.

    Establishing a new benchmark for urban lifestyle for the city, a series of truly global destination spaces, with a bold contemporary style, resonate with echoes of the historic trading routes.

    Green Riyadh

    We developed Design Guidelines for Riyadh City, covering nearly 2000km2, setting, specific strategic KPI’s for urban greening and shade and thermal comfort of city and neighbourhood parks, wadis, educational and health and wellbeing institutions, government areas, and roads and streetscapes.

     

    Development of plant supply strategy, nursery management and irrigation for sustainable achievement of Design Guide goals towards Saudi Vision 2030.

    Sulaimaniah Guidelines

    Generous shaded streets with wide footpaths and high-quality street furniture provide attractive green connectors between the districts of Darb Al Haramain, its destinations and amenities, parks and plazas, creating walkable neighbourhoods that foster social connection & a sense of community.  

    The design encourages slower vehicular traffic and travel on foot or by bicycle. The positioning of the metro station at the heart of the development allows ease of access to the public transit system.

     

    Ensuring communication of the design intent and a cohesive experience for residents & the working community, these landscape guidelines set out public realm parameters for individual developers to work within, over a phased period of time.

    Msheireb Tram

    A regeneration project with timely consideration of climate issues, Msheireb adheres to the highest standards in sustainability.

    This walkable, shaded neighbourhood has a step-free tram system that is free to use. Creating a new benchmark in the region, Msheireb is a holistic development encouraging a contemporary attitude towards use of personal transport.

     

    Beautifully connected public realm spaces that echo the regional vernacular. 2km of tram line are integrated with the streetscapes without compromising pedestrian movement, encouraging seemless transitions that enhance community and connectivity.

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    © Hasan Zaidi
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    Al Zorah

    Public realm masterplan and detailed design for Ajman’s 300ha mixed-use coastal community, including golf courses, parks, beachfront resort hotels, a marina, public parks and urban streetscapes

    This project included an ecological strategy to integrate with the existing highly sensitive mangrove and tidal areas.

     

    Photography by Alessandro Merati © Cracknell

    Red Sea Village

    A mixed use community waterfront development taking design inspiration from the ocean fringe.

    Seven neighbourhood districts with varying land uses include mixed-use, commercial, hospitality and residential zones. The public open space includes waterfront plazas and beaches as well as vibrant active streetscapes.

     

    Landscape design vocabulary draws from the patterns and bursts of sea life colours, coral textures and the refraction of light on the sea bed.

    Msheireb Downtown

    A regeneration project with timely consideration of climate issues, Msheireb adheres to the highest standards in sustainability.

    This walkable, shaded neighbourhood has a step-free tram system that is free to use. Creating a new benchmark in the region, Msheireb is a holistic development where all components work together towards a single goal, uniting the community in a heritage street pattern, encouraging social interaction and a contemporary attitude towards health and wellbeing and use of personal transport.

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    Jeddah Economic City

    Creating landmark districts with unique character in a world class development. Set to become a star attraction for business and tourism, Jeddah Economic City will include residential, hospitality, civic and entertainment facilities.

    Jeddah Tower will be its centrepiece and the world’s tallest building once completed, with a setting that creates the ultimate vibrant urban entertainment and mixed use district.