RIBA World Cities Saadiyat

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Presentation to the 2008 RIBA World Cities Annual Dinner on the developing master plan for Saadiyat Island and its Cultural District

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  • hi,
    i really liked the presentation and found the info is useful. but i would like to know more about the infrastructure for the project ! coz most titels that i read about the project is it's going to be a sustainable project but no info about that

    if you have something that we can shre i will be gratefull :)
    thanks
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RIBA World Cities Saadiyat

  1. 1. Saadiyat Island / urbanisation & globalisation / saadiyat island master plan / saadiyat cultural district / detailed place making
  2. 2. one / urbanisation & globalisation / saadiyat island master plan / saadiyat cultural district / detailed place making
  3. 3. The world is 50% urban / urbanisation & globalisation
  4. 4. distribution of the 100 fastest growing cities in the world / urbanisation & globalisation
  5. 5. challenges • capital fluidity • climate change impacts • infrastructure delivery • water security • energy security • demographic change / urbanisation & globalisation
  6. 6. location of Abu Dhabi in the UAE / urbanisation & globalisation
  7. 7. Text and Image Layout • Bullets • Bullets • Bullets • Bullets context planning / urbanisation & globalisation
  8. 8. saadiyat island in relation to abu dhabi / urbanisation & globalisation
  9. 9. two / urbanisation & globalisation / saadiyat island master plan / saadiyat cultural district / detailed place making
  10. 10. 27 square kilometres (2700 hectares) master plan statistics: site scale / Saadiyat Island master plan
  11. 11. 7 districts master plan statistics: district definitions / Saadiyat Island master plan
  12. 12. up to 16 million m2 development master plan statistics: development scale / Saadiyat Island master plan
  13. 13. 150,000 people (& 200,000 jobs) master plan statistics: density distribution / Saadiyat Island master plan
  14. 14. island master plan illustrative master plan of Saadiyat Island with higher density urban form to the west (closer to downtown Abu Dhabi) and lower density development along beaches and waterways in the east / Saadiyat Island master plan
  15. 15. land use / master plan strategies
  16. 16. movement / master plan strategies
  17. 17. public transport / master plan strategies
  18. 18. community / master plan strategies
  19. 19. utilities / master plan strategies
  20. 20. open space / master plan strategies
  21. 21. relative densities DISTRICTS & BENCHMARKS dph Saadiyat Lagoons 23 Staten Island 28 Sydney- Burwood 40 Sydney - Burwood Saadiyat Promenade 48 Los Angeles - Wilshire 81 Inner London 88 Downtown Toronto 100 London - Kensington & Chelsea 116 Brooklyn 135 Saadiyat Cultural District 135 Paris - VII Arondissement 136 Paris - VII Chicago- Near North Side 187 Inner Barcelona 200 Saadiyat Marina 213 Paris - XII Arondissement 215 Vancouver - West End 234 Inner Paris 250 Manhattan 269 Cairo 320 Hong Kong 36 Manhattan / master plan strategies
  22. 22. three / urbanisation & globalisation / saadiyat island master plan / saadiyat cultural district / detailed place making
  23. 23. a cultural district … illustrative district master plan / Saadiyat Cultural District
  24. 24. … out of sand & water aerial view of existing land mass / Saadiyat Cultural District
  25. 25. principles for place making • organising grid • network of narrow streets • distribution of public space • low to medium building heights • strategic view corridors • multi-modal transport • integrated climatic modulation • supporting cultural facilities / Saadiyat Cultural District
  26. 26. land mass master plan organising layers / Saadiyat Cultural District
  27. 27. expressway master plan organising layers: defining the district / Saadiyat Cultural District
  28. 28. museums and canal master plan organising layers: defining the vision / Saadiyat Cultural District
  29. 29. organising grid master plan organising layers: primary movement / Saadiyat Cultural District
  30. 30. network of streets and lanes master plan organising layers: urban grain / Saadiyat Cultural District
  31. 31. built form & open space master plan organising layers: streets, blocks and spaces / Saadiyat Cultural District
  32. 32. multi modal transport master plan organising layers: light rail, cycle & pedestrian routes / Saadiyat Cultural District
  33. 33. landmarks and views master plan organising layers: land use, landmarks and views / Saadiyat Cultural District
  34. 34. structure plan master plan organising layers:structure / Saadiyat Cultural District
  35. 35. cultural land use master plan organising layers: cultural overlay / Saadiyat Cultural District
  36. 36. four / urbanisation & globalisation / saadiyat island master plan / saadiyat cultural district / detailed place making
  37. 37. defining character areas / detailed place making
  38. 38. developing principles orientation and massing / detailed place making
  39. 39. developing principles channelling wind / detailed place making
  40. 40. developing principles framing space / detailed place making
  41. 41. developing principles principles define blocks / detailed place making
  42. 42. defining typologies permeable grids / detailed place making
  43. 43. defining typologies permeable blocks / detailed place making
  44. 44. defining typologies impermeable blocks / detailed place making
  45. 45. defining regulations building heights / detailed place making
  46. 46. defining regulations building frontage / detailed place making
  47. 47. defining regulations parking strategy / detailed place making
  48. 48. characterising streets 30 metre corridor / detailed place making
  49. 49. characterising streets 30 metre corridor with light rapid transit / detailed place making
  50. 50. modelling form / detailed place making
  51. 51. modelling form / detailed place making
  52. 52. modelling form / detailed place making
  53. 53. modelling form / detailed place making
  54. 54. modelling form / detailed place making
  55. 55. saadiyat / Saadiyat Island master plan
  56. 56. end

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