Abu Dhabi Corniche
Place Dynamix were invited to design regeneration solutions for the iconic Abu Dhabi Corniche, a 6km stretch of beach front to north of the compact island city. Our competition entry and proposals included a holistic approach addressing the problems of connection, pollution, noise and safety caused by the arterial road which currently acts as major obstacle for movement between the city and the beachfront.
Place-making was central to all our proposals and numerous innovative exciting solutions were developed to create a 24hr location suitable for holding major events and activities. Major redesign and refitting of the public realm along the Corniche was proposed as well as fitting new uses into redeveloped ‘corniche parks’. New access by public transport and alternative zero pollution transport modes were key elements of our recommendations.
We also identified income generation possibilities including hosting of events, private sector participation and deterrents to prevent people from using the main road except for access to the Corniche. New hospitality plots were identified and hotels proposed in tandem with the creation of active open spaces and parks.