Masterplan for Abu Dhabi’s main commercial cluster, with connecting yet contrasting character areas
Al Maryah sits at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s downtown and in line with the City Plan is conceived as a major new international and regional business and commercial district.
The 100-hectare masterplan brings together a range of uses including a new Financial Trading Centre within a mixed-use and high-density city centre environment.
The masterplan faced and resolved a number of significant challenges related to transport, community facilities and public realm.
The proposal allows for different parts of the island to develop their own sense of identity and promotes a vibrant mixed-use community with a pedestrian friendly streetscape.
An extensive network of pedestrian links permeates the development promoting walkability. This is serviced by an integrated transit system featuring the latest tram, water and guided bus systems.