City Walk Roof Terraces & Pools
Place Dynamix provided specialist landscape design services to LW Architects and Meraas Holding to create a range of private courtyards and roof top terraces for the City Walk Residential Blocks project. The private courtyards and rooftops provide residents with attractive and relaxing outdoor space for light recreation and socialising, offering common elements such as swimming pools, lounge seating areas, outdoor dining and juice bars in a resort style setting.
The challenges facing the courtyard and rooftop designs were largely confined to the podium deck design. Place Dynamix worked closely with the architects and project engineers to overcome structural obstacles to achieve the desired design aesthetic and practical outdoor spaces. The courtyard designs made best use of the limited space, creating sunken lounges, private garden spaces and outdoor dining rooms. Surface material selection was confined to a single natural sandstone treatment throughout to maintain an uncluttered and seamless finish throughout.
Tying in closely with the architectural style and finish of the residential buildings, the courtyard and rooftop designs reflect the high quality aesthetic using natural stone, high quality timber and exclusive outdoor furnishings tailored to coordinate with architectural finishes. A largely green plant palette forms the basis of the planting scheme making best use of texture, foliage and architectural form of the plants. Culinary plants such as mint, thyme and oregano offer both practical and sensory elements to the plant palette. Traditional date palms serve as a cultural reminder of the Middle East and fragrant and lush Frangipani trees create a tropical resort feel to the courtyards.