Abu Dhabi planning council launches charette

28/01/2010 - Dubai Property News
Abu Dhabi planning council launches charette

The planning council responsible for the development of urban areas in Abu Dhabi has organised its first charette – which will see a plethora of designs put forward for buildings and infrastructure projects in the region.

Organised by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, which is tasked with creating and implementing the city's Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, the charette is the first public design drive of its kind and is aimed at revitalizing Downtown Al Ain.

A huge number of projects have been put forward, including utility, transportation, landscaping and construction strategies – including affordable and luxury housing developments aimed at both locals and expatriates.

H. E. Falah Al Ahbabi, general manager of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, said: "As we are now taking steps to realise the ambitious Plan Al Ain 2030, I am glad that we have now completed a crucial aspect of the implementation phase by organising the first public charette session."

Recently, Gerard Evenden, a senior partner at the architecture firm Foster & Partners, told the National, that Abu Dhabi has become a test centre for cutting edge and sustainable design.

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