SATWA GARDENS 

Visioning & Concept Master Plan

Dubai, UAE

dubai master plan

Dutch Urban Solutions (DUS) is pleased to announce the completion of the concept master plan for the former Al Ghurair Printing Works site in Dubai. DUS was invited by Perkins & Will to lead the visioning & design development for this key brown field site.

 

Brief

The brief, which we developed in close collaboration with the client, aims for a high density mixed use plan with a GFA in excess of 200,000 m2 and a minimum density of 5.0 (FAR). The program consisted of a mix of residential, commercial, hotel and retail uses. The aim was to develop a master plan that would maximise value while allowing for flexibility in development density over time.

Site

The former printing works site is located in the shadows of the high-rise commercial towers on Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR), the main commercial axis of the city of Dubai. To the west it borders the exclusive residential villa community of Jumeirah. The site offers limited connectivity and there are no pedestrian zones in the area that offer a qualitative & protective urban environment.

Potential

The site has the potential to create premium real estate opportunities with unlimited views over the Arabian Gulf, all within walking distance of the main commercial boulevard in Dubai. To maximise on the potential of the site it was clear the program and density would be pushed upwards the master plan therefore needed to be flexible. Considering this, the podium had to guarantee the urban quality of the overall development, creating a landscaped base for a series of variable high rise towers.

 

                 

Concept

The concept aims to create a new urban space for the city of Dubai, where pedestrians can enjoy a high quality leisure and retail experience. Through the creation of the ‘Urban Wadi’ we established a shaded and landscaped urban environment that will provide a new address and landmark for the city. The hanging gardens create the potential for vertical farming, offering a shaded and naturally cooled environment within the harsh desert climate. At the top of the ‘Urban Wadi” are a series of gardens offering exclusive facilities for the hotel and tower residents. This level is the where the main lobbies of the towers are situated, offering unlimited views towards the Arabian Gulf. The floor plates of the towers are angled to maximise views and provide privacy to each of the units. 

                 

dubai master plan

Client

Perkins & Will (consultant), Al Ghurair (client)

 

Project Dates

Dec 2015- Mar 2016

 

Service Provided

Visioning and Concept Master Plan

 

Implementation

Currently under review 

 

Key Personal

DUS was contracted as sub consultant by Perkins & Will, Dubai.  

 

Area                           

Total Land Area           

Total GFA

 

Program

Residential                     

Commercial                   

Hotel                             

Retail   

 

Density

FAR

 

Population              

Residential                    

Hotel                            

Retail                                                 

Working

 

                 

38,500   sqm                  200,000 sqm       

  

                  

36,300  sqm               31,000 sqm                        26,600  sqm                        17,500  sqm

  

 

5.03 

 

 

1200    

445          4000                            

1250