Al Mashtal Design Competition

Abu Dhabi, UAE
type: F&B/ retail, residential, office, hotel and serviced apartments
area: G.F.A. 130,000 sqm ; site 13.8 ha
service: architecture, masterplanning, sustainability, CGI
award: first runner-up in an international design competition
This project is a new mixed use development in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi offering a vibrant new quarter for the city. The proposed site area covers 13.8 ha with the first phase component accommodated within 8.4 ha of site. The phase 01 of the development comprises approx. 130,000 sqm GFA of F&B/ retail, residential, office, hotel and serviced apartments.

The City Gardens will be home to a new residential community of over 760 units comprising studio/1bed/2bed and 3 bedroom living accommodation. In addition, the site will accommodate a new hotel (190 keys), service apartments (60 units) and an office building.

The public realm (designed as a series of interconnected garden spaces) will unify the development and provide unique and vibrant spaces activated by retail and F&B providing much needed open space for the area.