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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Thematic Parkscape in United Arab Emirates by Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultant

 
June 28th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultant

This landscape development, a project short-listed in the Special Award – Envi­ronmental category of the 2009 Cityscape Awards for Architecture, is a holistic and multi-tiered parkland. It encompasses a sculptural landscape with a water garden, two horticultural pavilions, a French garden, an outdoor venue for music events and cin­ema, and a community area.

Esplanade Plan

  • ARCHITECT: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultant
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Thematic Parkscape
  • LOCATION: United Arab Emirates
  • PROJECT SCOPE: Recreational Landscaping
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sustainable Mixed-Use Community
  • PROJECT AREA: 734,708 m²
  • COMPLETION YEAR: 2012
  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • PROJECT TEAM: Anna Klingmann, Onyoo An, Har­rison Blair, Clifford Brown, Lisa Chu, Eduardo Benamor Duarte, Lisa Kim, Manuela Koekle, Matthew Lipaurlo, Lingxue Liu, Robert Mancinelli, Gigi Mander, Steven Petrides, Maurizio Serena, Sunhwa Son, AIA, Joaquin Sterns, Tecla Tangorra, Peter Wood

The landscape concept for this Thematic Landscape is based on Islamic calligraphy, which is linked to a cosmic theme of har­mony and order. Associated with the brand identity of the development, this calligraphy becomes a three-dimensional insignia that residents and guests discover when look­ing out of their windows. On the ground level, the landscape is envisioned as a prestigious landscape that houses a vari­ety of unique garden-scapes. The garden elegantly combines natural features and geometric forms in a series of artificial land­forms, waterways, bridges, and sculptures.

 

Esplanade with waterfall

French Garden

Horticultural Pavillions

Performance Space

Watergarden Esplanade

Esplanade

Esplanade Long Section B

Esplanade Long Section C

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