At the heart of Manama, the Water Garden City master plan focused on providing a sustainable development of 7,700 residential units; for a residential population of over 40,000 people and with a total area of 340,000 sqm of lettable retail and office space. The client wanted the project to bring together the vibrant elements of water, garden and city.
The master plan created two new water bodies, the marina and the beach that were linked by an extended promenade to provide an environment for water festivals and other events for which Bahrain is well known. An integrated canal network provided a connection for visitors and residents with the historic foundation of Bahrain’s historic seafaring economy. The landscape and urban design strategies were project managed by Anna Tennent for HOK.
A rigorous environmental analysis was undertaken to ensure that the proposed development met with stringent environmental and green infrastructure criteria.
The urban design strategy focused on making comfortable, attractive and pedestrian orientated destination. The landscape strategy provided a series of new community parks and a beach linked by the promenade; soft and hard landscape palettes and a lighting strategy were developed to support a tidy, safe and well maintained connected environme
The master plan provides a sustainable and attractive destination for the growing city of Manama.
Project Type: Landscape Design, Urban Design
Contract Value: Not known
Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainable Design, Project Management, Partnership Working