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Ajman marina

A sensitive development that reflected the ecology and history of Ajman.



CHALLENGE

As the smallest of the emirates, Ajman is located 20km from the popular tourist and commercial destination of Dubai. The 26 hectare master plan and architecture project designed by HOK is set to be the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ for this the favourite location of the Emir.

INNOVATION

The proposed development is designed to serve the local community and provide accommodation for 21,000 visitors and residents as well as commercial and tourist facilities. The design focused on place-making providing distinctive neighbourhoods, architectural statements and a sense of arrival whether by land or by sea. Anna Tennent for HOK oversaw the landscape and urban design strategies. The urban design strategy focussed on providing connected places that related the new development to the existing city providing a threshold to the Jewel by the sea.

The landscape strategy provided a palette of soft and hard landscape materials that linked the individual neighbourhoods with the marina promenade and which created a link between the city and the development. A sequence of parks, open spaces and deck landscapes were created to enhance the users enjoyment and connect them with the history of Ajman.

IMPACT

A sensitive development that reflected the ecology and history of Ajman.

PROJECT FACTS

Project Type: Landscape Design, Landscape Strategy, Design and Access, Masterplan
Location: United Arab Emirates
Date: 2007
Contract Value: US$ 3 billion investment

EXPERTISE

Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Master-Planning, Project Management