The city of Madinat Zayed is located at the heart of Abu Dhabis Western region, Al Gharbia, at the crossroads between the Liwa Crescent and Abu Dhabi.
Madinat Zayed is to be revitalized into an industrial and agricultural hub for the Western Region, with a distinct desert lifestyle, a new town centre and an industrial centre.
The master plan proposes a concept for One City; Three Identities. The three identities embrace the spread-out character of the existing city and emphasize a Garden Town, an Urban Town and an Industrial Town.
The building blocks transform the town improving its DNA. The hierarchy and readability of streets; continuity and functionality for various modes of traffic and a conitinuous public realm linking parks squares and neighbourhoods, together provide a strong base for the redevelopment and rejuvenation program of Madinat Zayed.
A variety of housing types and two town centres have been developed in more detail as part of the master plan design.
|Name||Desert Town - Madinat Zayed, UAE|
|Place||Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi|
|Area||4.000.000 m2 mixed use|
|Status||Design, 2011, settled|
|Client||UPC Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|Collaborations||Arup, Jones Lang Lasalle, market and retail; KEO, traffic and utilities enginering|
|Design team||Jaakko van 't Spijker, Nikki Mulder, Nika Jaeda, Paul van den Bergh, Jordi Stamps, Lia Gudaitis