• Client: RTKL (commissioned by Emaar Properties)
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Year: 2013

Dubai Creek Harbour Masterplan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Developer Emaar intends to create a new district for Dubai. This is to be known as 'The Lagoons', and will accommodate around one million residents. Its distinguishing features are the view of the Burj Khalifa and the positioning on the Dubai Creek.

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Dubai Creek Harbour Masterplan

Architectural firm RTKL, part of ARCADIS, was asked to create the Masterplan for Dubai Creek. ARCADIS Landscape Architecture participated in the design team, focusing on the green-blue urban planning structure and the public space.

When creating the Masterplan for The Lagoons, the designers drew inspiration from major, famous European cities such as Paris, Vienna and Barcelona with their boulevards, streets and parks. One part was even inspired by Venice, with abundant water, bridges and narrow streets. The green structure was arranged in such a way that everyone in the immediate vicinity has access to a local park, and can reach the central park through attractive green connections. This central park, with two 600-meter towers, constitutes the district's highlight. The park includes various museums connected by a circular route. The transition from the park to the protected wetlands with wild flamingos completes the residential experience.

Project data

LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Size500 ha
Design2014
Construction2016
ClientRTKL (commissioned by Emaar Properties)
TeamJohn Boon, Kees Neven, Timo Cents, Hans Smolenaers
In collaboration withCRTKL
Dubai Creek Harbour Masterplan
Dubai Creek Harbour Masterplan
Dubai Creek Harbour Masterplan
Dubai Creek Harbour Masterplan
Dubai Creek Harbour Masterplan