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Coastal City Framework Masterplan
Type: Commission
Location: UAE
Client: Undisclosed
partners: KEO UAE, Urbis, Dome
Program/Size: 50.000 inhabitants
Status: In progress
project

An integrated framework masterplan was developed to revitalize this coastal town and the housing neighborhoods as it is expected that the population, which is currently around 25.000, is to double in size in the next 15 years. An integrated framework masterplan was developed to revitalize the town and the housing neighborhoods. The plan has to accommodate the expected growth and to develop a new clear identity for the town and to anchor its position by the sea. The double theme of identity and flexibility in time was achieved through the development of a strong transportation and public space framework that organizes the town and allows for clear wayfinding and an increased sense of place in the town. A special feature is the coastal development, with a strong emphasis on the public cornice along the water.