City Walk Phases 3-5 illustrates a vision for Jumeirah as a city of urban blocks with walkable streets and green infrastructure at its heart.

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CLIENT: North25 / Meeras

DATE: 2018

STATUS: Concept Design

SIZE: 775,450m² (699,000m² residential, 28,300m² office, 26,400m² retail, 12,750m²)

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ACME: Mark Broom, Igor Gola, Friedrich Ludewig, Vojtech Nemec, Thomas Soo, Boni Yuen, Adriana Zurera

Over the last decade, Dubai’s urban planning has started to question the prevalent tower typologies. City Walk in Jumeirah is the first urban masterplan that has pivoted back to a more traditional Arabic or European city model of smaller streets, mid-rise buildings and pedestrian priority. Following the completion of City Walk Phases 1-2, the masterplan for Phases 3-5 sets out the vision for the next stage of City Walk as a city of urban blocks framing walkable streets and five new scales of green infrastructure at its heart.

Each masterplan zone is clustered around a green open square, park or garden. Water is a key feature at the centre of every public area to create local microclimates. Varied urban blocks frame each of the civic spaces, with private courtyard gardens above podiums on the first floor. Blocks are closely spaced to define sightlines, channel prevailing winds, create shade and limit overlooking. Public space in the Gulf only works if it knows how to deal with sun and shade. Different shading solutions characterise each civic space - movable covers for central town squares, concrete canopies for the market street and fabric shading tree-structures in the park. The shaded routes and landscaped spaces create varied routes for residents and visitors to explore and discover, from a civic square to a market quarter, an office and hotel district, to garden squares delineated by mid-rise buildings and the bucolic atmosphere of the central park.

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