Abu Dhabi Corniche set for major revamp

Abu Dhabi Corniche

London-based practice Markus Jatsch Partners has won a contract with Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council to re-develop 4km of beachfront along the Corniche.

The project involves turning existing promenade, beach and parkland into multi-use and flexible space, it was reported in The Architects’ Journal.

Amenities in the new scheme will include restaurants, beach clubs, sports areas, snack bars, sports facilities and children’s areas.

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American landscape firm Martha Schwartz Partners will help to create a raised landscape to mitigate the impact of the busy road running parallel to the Corniche.

The council’s plan for a revamp of Abu Dhabi Corniche, with “world class facilities and recreational activities”,  was announced in October 2009.

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