Anand Gangal is student of Architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He is interested in video games and dancing, preferably not at the same time.
Mixed Use Community Landscape in UAE by Klingmann
June 27th, 2011 by Anand Gangal
This development is designed as a healthy, eco-friendly green environment with tree- lined streets, shaded public spaces, and cooling water features away from noise and traffic pollution.
This focus on the pedestrian results in streets where people walk and spend time out of choice—not just necessity—but because its streets are memorable, engaging, safe, accessible, healthy, attractive, fun, and convenient.
Inviting outdoor spaces encourage people to walk to nearby conveniences under shaded arcades that provide a cool environment year-round without the harmful side effects of air conditioning.
While the project does not offer waterfront living in the classical sense, each neighborhood is defined by a selection of uniquely landscaped zones, enhanced by panoramic water elements, such as fountains, creeks, small canals, and an esplanade with lusciously landscaped ponds—all of which celebrate the timeless, rejuvenating and calming qualities of water in its myriad forms.
Tags: United Arab Emirates