Shiebat Al Watah
Contract Title: Landscape Design Consultancy Services for the Sheibat Al Watah, Al Ain (Design & Build)
Client: Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities / Al Ain Municipality
Location: Al Ain, UAE
Area: 50,788 m²
Expertise: Landscape Architecture
Services: Concept Design, Detailed Design, Tender Documentation
– Landscape Design
– Furniture Design
– Playgrounds & Sports Areas
– Horticultural Studies
– Landscape Lighting
– Water Feature Design
– Irrigation Design
The Shiebat Al Watah Residential Community master plan comprises 1,500 villas and essential amenities, including mosques, retail areas, and 9 open spaces of various sizes. These open spaces are categorized into four types: Central Park, Meyadeen, Family Parks, and Sports Parks. Each park type has been thoughtfully designed to cater to specific needs and preferences, fostering community building and enhancing residents’ overall quality of life. The primary aim of the design is to showcase the site’s unique features and seamlessly integrate the public spaces with the Emirati lifestyle, resulting in exceptional site-specific environments.
The landscape proposal has successfully transformed the open spaces into attractive and functional areas, providing a range of amenities for residents’ enjoyment. With a focus on accessibility and inclusivity, the design incorporates shading elements, seating areas, outdoor fitness equipment, play areas, skateboarding facilities, pump tracks, outdoor furniture, sports courts, lighting, and irrigation systems. These features work together to create a welcoming and inviting atmosphere that caters to the needs of both residents and visitors.
Carefully selected plantings and vegetation form the softscape elements, serving as buffers and enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the open spaces, infusing natural beauty and tranquility into the surroundings. These well-designed open spaces act as focal points for social interactions, community events, and recreational activities, fostering a sense of unity and enriching residents’ quality of life. The landscape proposal reflects the values and aspirations of the Emirati lifestyle, promoting community connectivity and well-being.