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Shamkha South

Client: Idroesse Infrastructure
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Year: 2010
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The Shamkha South masterplan is a 4,000 Hectare urban development within greater Abu Dhabi, UAE accommodating in its final form approximately two hundred thousand people.Shamkha South is a proposed integrated community located to the periphery of the city of Abu Dhabi, this new satellite development represents an opportunity to create a modern urban precinct.
The landscape concept planning document will form the basis of all future landscapes within the development; it is a template for all future design development. The principal philosophy of the design is a synthesis of local desert landscapes and traditional Islamic and Arabic pattern making. This strategy reinforces a unique sense of place for the site and creates a landscape typology that complements traditional values while providing contemporary landscape forms and models.