TPA - SALFO appointed as the Lead executive Architects to provide the required design services for the development of a Master Plan for a Residential Complex of 10.000 persons, required urban amenities and supporting community building together with complete infrastructure and utilities services for the entire city.
Services provided to the Client by the Lead executive Architects in connection with the Project include Architectural, Engineering and Quantity Surveying expertise, up to and including the Concept Phase and all necessary presentations to third parties. More specifically, the Services consist in further development of the approved Master Plan to include the full Concept Presentation, including but not limited to, Preliminary Engineering with Preliminary Layouts of all typical building types, Traffic Proof of Concept Reports, detailed area schedule and Final Concept Cost Estimate of the Project, together with Workshop and Presentation(s) to third parties, inclusive of a 4 minutes 3D movie.
The project demanded to propose a design strategy for the implementation of a city fabric for 10.000 inhabitants in a short distance from the capital of the country. Basic design principles emerged from the combination of local Arab elements with global contemporanean ones.
The key concepts of the project were based on three conceptual axes:
1. The city has to be environmentally intelligent by bringing nature into everyday life. The urban forms emerge by working with the natural elements. Landscape is a main attraction and according to wind movements, aerodynamic shapes of green coexist along with the city fabric. In the macro scale an enclosed green belt that crosses the city contains public parks, sport activities and water elements. In the micro scale of each neighborhood, green internal areas are created.
2. Energy efficiency is a highlight for the function of the city. Sustainability, flexibility according to climate change, ventilation according to wind movements are parameters taken into consideration in the design. Eco materials are being proposed for the construction of the built environment as well as sewage treatment methods.
3. The quality of the built space has to create the sense of urbanity for the inhabitants. Major issue is the design of public free space that will give shape to an urban continuum of variety and density. Commercial, cultural and recreational facilities will be in close proximity. Pedestrian areas, central open spaces and parks sewed together with the built environment will give identity and sense of place to the city.
A geometrical design, reference of the Arab architecture and gardens forms the Masterplan. Four quarters of neighborhoods are surrounding the central district and park and consist the built space.
An organic aerodynamic form shapes the ventilation eco-corridor, designed as a new urban landscape.
Total plot area: 187,6 ha. Total Build area: 169.000 m2.