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Ain Al Fayda Neighborhood Development Master Plan

Creating community centers and neighborhoods with a walkable focus

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  • Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Ain Al Fayda is a distinct development that celebrates the historical and natural qualities of the site

The vision for Ain Al Fayda is to create a distinct development that celebrates the historical and natural qualities of the site. The diversity of natural settings within the site boundary allows for the creation of a variety of communities that are characterized by different interfaces.

Centered around a unique wetland oasis, this development provides its residents with a well-balanced lifestyle through the design of walkable neighborhoods, active and passive recreational open spaces, and community centers. Elements like these allow the area to reinstate its legacy as a recreational and family leisure destination through a new resort program and the opportunity to explore various ecological environments.

The master plan is set around the wetlands area as a series of neighborhood clusters, each of which is serviced by a neighborhood center within walking distance. The natural setting acts as a major green link reinforcing the two major anchors of the site, the Town Centre to the northeast and an Eco-Resort located to the southwest. Once again, residents will be connected to the surrounding neighborhoods and beyond.

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Jess Alexander, Principal, Urban Places

My focus—bringing together the best and brightest minds in an environment where the best design idea wins.

Andrew Irvine, Senior Principal, Planning and Urban Design Co-leader, Urban Places

Our work must always be done exceptionally and in a manner that promotes happiness, health, and cultural and social enrichment.
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Patrick M. McKelvey , Senior Principal

Our purpose and goal is to create better places through thoughtful, creative, and responsive planning and design.

William Barling, Senior Associate, Manager - Planning & Landscape

Communities grow through successful built environments that allow residents to interact, learn and create an ownership mentality.
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Jess Alexander

Principal, Urban Places

Andrew  Irvine

Senior Principal, Planning and Urban Design Co-leader, Urban Places

Patrick M. McKelvey

Senior Principal

William Barling

Senior Associate, Manager - Planning & Landscape

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