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Presidential Palace

Location: Abu Dhabi
Year: 2010
Image Credits: Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects Pty Ltd

As part of a limited invitation design competition, Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects prepared landscape concept drawings for this prestigious project. Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE is an appropriate location for the Presidential Palace with is located on the edge of the Gulf. Landscape concepts investigated and explored the landscape typology of the UAE and the synthesis of traditional and contemporary Islamic design principles brought together as an expression of the emergence of the UAE as a leader in the contemporary world.

The architecture and landscape design takes the finest of traditional design and integrates contemporary design technologies and aesthetics to create a setting that is relevant, powerful, poignant and inspirational. The design references traditional concepts of Islamic gardens. The perception is of a life-sustaining oasis, an orchard/garden supporting fruits and a large variety of plants that are functional (i.e. food) and aesthetically pleasing..