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Marina + Beach Village by Oppenheim

Project: Marina + Beach Village
Designed by Oppenheim
Scope: 3,230,000 SF
Location: Dubai, U.A.E.
Estimated Completion time: 2014
The proposed design for Marina + beach village consists of three low rise, three pavilion buildings, and a few townhouses spread throughout seven city plots. The Beach front plots are separated from the city by a public park which is integrated into the site plan. Continue for more info and images after the jump:

Parking will be completely underground with levels varying as required by the program above. The heights of the buildings also vary per requirements of the program and design guidelines. The landscape was used as a unifying element in this disparate group of lots. The idea of skyscrapers in the park become building theme, pedestrian activity and landscaping integrate the towers on the campus. In terms of aesthetics, all buildings on the site share a common architectural vocabulary to a greater degree of flexibility in terms of floor plan layouts.

Sustainability was the main part of the design process. Access to sun, wind, and light is crucial to high-rise design. In addition to the native landscaping many other sustainable strategies have been incorporated, ranging from grey water treatment to high efficiency light fixtures.

*Source | Oppenheim

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