Public Realm Strategy – Abu Dhabi Island / Mainland and Al Ain

IBI Group, in association with Peter J. Smith Associates, was retained by the Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi to develop the Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM). The PRDM is an essential, Emirate-wide planning tool that takes a comprehensive approach to help build world-class communities and a public realm that meets the needs of the people of Abu Dhabi.


Client
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The PRDM is an essential, Emirate-wide planning tool that takes a comprehensive approach to help build world-class communities and a public realm that meets the needs of the people of Abu Dhabi. The PRDM was organized into four categories: parks, streetscapes, coastal areas and public places. The guidelines are focused on creating diverse public parks and civic spaces; an interconnected system of public walkways; bicycle trails and public transit; a vibrant and active waterfront; and active mixed-use areas enhanced through high-quality architecture, streetscape design and public art.

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Honorable Mention

2011

Urban Design,
By Canadian Institute of Planners

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Excellence Award

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Trevor McIntyre

Regional Director, International

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Ashish Ghate

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning

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