|Project Size||1.7 mil sqft | 155,000 sqm|
|Services||Architecture, branding, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, master planning, pre-development studies, sustainable design|
|Features||Club House, 14 F&B Outlets, Underground Garage with 514 parking spaces, Prayer Rooms, Public Bathrooms and 5 Themed Fountains|
|Sustainability||Tarakhees Environmental Health and Safety Certificate|
|Awards||World Travel Awards | Dubai's Leading Beach Destination 2021|
Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island, launched in 2001 and quickly became a beloved residential and tourism destination. After nearly a decade, the palm-shaped island’s central “trunk” still included a vast amount of underutilized beachfront area. In response, our team implemented an infrastructure plan to activate this space by increasing the accessibility to people visiting from both near and far.
As the island’s spine is occupied by wide roadways and hotels, much of our design focused on ensuring this area would be easily navigable both by pedestrians staying on the island and those driving there for a day trip. Based on extensive traffic studies and careful consideration of route optimization, we constructed a network of pedestrian bridges and tunnels that bypass the automobile traffic through safe and quiet passageways. Easily accessible underground parking makes it easy for Dubai residents to drive onto the island to spend just a few hours relaxing on the pristine beaches. The plan also includes a broad pedestrian boardwalk extending the site’s full length, made of a rich, matte marble that keeps beachgoers cool during a morning run or an evening stroll. Expansive parks bookending the boardwalk maximize the open space, creating more opportunities for rest and reflection.