Umm Al Qaywayn Masterplan

Umm Al Qaywayn Masterplan

Client: OMD
Location: Oriente Medio (Middle East)
Size: 8.000.000 m2

As part of their large scale urban master plan schemes, Fenwick Iribarren has developed ideas for the development of a large city in Umm Al Qaywayn, one of the Arab Emirates.

Confronted by the massive scale, nearly 8 km2 overall site area, similar to the size of Barcelona, Fenwick Iribarren established a strategy based on the development of a conceptual idea: The Transforming Spiral. This relates to a spiral infrastructure serving as the spinal chord of the concentric development of multiple residential, commercial and cultural areas. Taking on board a more globalised and changing world, the concept served to integrate arab traditions with more western models of living.