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.
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.