|Project Size||35.7 mil sqft | 3.3 mil sqm|
|Status||Parcel A - Completed 2016|
|Services||Architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, master planning, pre-development studies, sustainable design|
Built to accommodate commuters, Mohammed Bin Rashid City District 11 is located along two major highways and mid-way between both of Dubai’s airports. As a standalone, low-rise residential development presently isolated from the rest of the city, our team creatively approached infrastructure design as a means to ensure the stand-alone community is livable and resident needs are met. Our strategic design carefully considers the isolated desert location, ensuring every segment of land is used efficiently. For example, without access to the city’s drainage facilities, this infrastructure design reserves one corner of the development for water detention—the short-term storage of excess stormwater. This solution allows the drainage to occur on site and potentially be sustainably re-used. In advising the client on to avoid building an entirely new sewage treatment plant, our team provided a detailed plan to improve existing sewage lines from their other developments to accommodate the addition of District 11. The design also encompasses creating optimal traffic patterns that provide access to the major arteries that will quickly bring residents into the city. The addition of amenities such as four schools, a central shopping mall, jogging and cycling routes, and a large central park elevate this development with a sense of community.