Al Ajban Desert Resort
Type: Commission
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Client: undisclosed
partners: AECOM international, Arup Gulf
Program/Size: 30.000 m2 resort program
Status: settled, 2008

The client commissioned a resort in which the natural qualities of the desert come to full fruition for visitors to relax in the natural calmness of the desert. A natural pond and a small incline on a hill mark the terrain. The resort quality will be to provide individual resort holiday apartments with an individual recessed garden oasis. These gardens will provide maximum privacy due to the sunken quality. On the other side each apartment will have maximum views over the desert horizon. A main building at the resort entrance will provide all possible required facilities. The entire resort can be set up in very sustainable manner, combining materials, energy and water resource strategies to achieve an integrated sustainable development.