The 143-acre Al Manhal City site occupies a prime central location within downtown Abu Dhabi on the grounds of the former Al Manhal Palace. This makes the site highly developable compared with other development projects in Abu Dhabi that require new roads, bridges, water and power lines to be put in place before development can happen. The site functions as a “green lung” within the city, as many of the trees and shrubs planted as part of the grounds of the palace have matured and developed into a substantial urban forest.
LOCATION: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLIENT: International Capital Trading – The Office of Sheikh Zayid
SIZE: 143 Acre Site
The spatial arrangement of the master plan is based on the following series of overlaying principles:
– The grid pattern of the existing city
Promenade “Airport Road” and Al Manhal Street
– The orientation of new towers on an east/west axis to minimize solar heat gain