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Rogers Stirk Harbour lands first Middle East job

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[First look + project data] Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (RSH+P) has revealed this £478 million mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi – its first ever project in Middle East

The 153,000m² scheme for Taiwan-based developer Farglory will create four new towers within the city’s Al Maryah Island development zone.

Planned to complete in 2020, the waterfront project – dubbed Maryah Plaza – will feature around 500 luxury apartments aimed at both locals and tourists.

In a statement RSH+P said: ‘Maryah Plaza has been conceived to complement the waterfront position, with maritime themes running through the design and great views over the water.

‘The masterplan for the development also includes beautifully landscaped parks and shaded open spaces, art galleries, community centres, and a wide range of retail spaces, creating a diverse, rich and vibrant public realm that maximises permeability and connectivity throughout the site.’

The 114 hectare Al Maryah Island is earmarked to become the United Arab Emirates capital’s new central business district.

Construction of the first tower started this summer.

Project data

Place: Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Area: 153,000m² overall 30,700m² first phase
Cost: £478 million overall £95 million first phase
Client: Farglory
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Engineer of Record: Buro Happold
Architect of Record: Pascall + Watson
Interior Designer: Stuart Forbes Associates
Landscape Design: Gillespies LLP






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