North Yas Concept Masterplan
Broadway Malyan is one of the lead masterplanners for the strategically important Yas Island development, a 1500-hectare leisure and entertainment island in Abu Dhabi and setting of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Broadway Malyan was appointed as lead consultant for the concept masterplanning and authority approval of a strategic new community covering the 680-hectares.
The site is the main residential area for Yas Island and provides homes and workplaces for up to 55,000 people. The masterplanning team worked closely with the client and agencies to develop a series of distinct communities linked by comprehensive transport links. Achieving good walkability through open public spaces was a key factor in the design.
The aim was to create sustainable communities offering an excellent lifestyle and supported by a full range of community facilities such as schools, health clinics, extensive sports and recreation facilities and convenient retail and commercial components. The density was carefully graded to provide 2 larger communities linked to a number of smaller villages. Strong links to the other “destination” areas of Yas Island were also integrated into the masterplan.
Best Urban Design and Masterplanning Project, Cityscape Awards 2011
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Size: 680 hectares