Al Shabbab Mixed Use Masterplan

Client: Cottingham Design Group

Location: Al Shabbab, Dubai

Services: Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Masterplanning

The Urbanists were retained by Cottingham Design Group, Dubai, to provide supporting planning, urban and landscape design for a 1.2 million m2 GFA mixed use development in Dubai. The project, instigated by a well known governmental housing developer, was planned as a replacement for a former sports campus that had become obsolescent due to other local sport facility developments.

The overriding focus of the project was to create a garden city environment to increase real estate values and improve natural biodiversity in an area full of parks and private gardens. The development enjoys an excess of open space amenity connected via green infrastructure and intuitive circulation networks. Retail and office provision has been muted to serve the needs of the new population and limit visitor vehicle use into the site.

The project encompassed full planning applications through Dubai Municipality and is currently awaiting final detailed planning permission.