Sabboura Residences is a high quality residential development facing onto a public square. An initial set of urban feasibility studies determined that the density for the scheme would best be apportioned between a series of lower volumes, capped at a maximum height of eight storeys, with a setback for the top two floors to increase daylight within the private courtyard.

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Project Details

LOCATION: Damascus, Syria
CLIENT: Majid Al Futtaim Properties
DATE: 2011 
STATUS: Concept Design
SIZE: Total area 27,000m² including 82 Residential units, Restaurants, Spa and Retail

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ACME:  Nicholas Channon, Elke Frotscher, Friedrich Ludewig, Stephen Harker, Marc Dufour Feronce, Sofia Hagen 

The urban ensemble of the block would be completed by a tower to the south-east of the site, boasting apartments with 360 degree panoramic views.

The scheme reinterprets the concept of the traditional Syrian courtyard house on a larger scale. The base of the building has a permeable colonnade containing retail and restaurants, while the upper floors are reflecting the harder, more solid and arched vernacular of a traditional Syrian city block.

The private inner courtyard is designed as a lush landscape into which the apartments face, with water at its heart. Additional planting on both the roofs and the balconies soften the scheme to create a modern Damascene oasis within the city.

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