The Galleries Plaza

branding : The Galleries
services : Architecture & Engineering, with SWA Houston
typology : Landscape Architecture
location : Dubai

This 22 acre landscaping scheme forms part of the Downtown Jebel Ali (DJA) Master Plan developed by Limitless LLC, a sister company of Nakheel and is located within Zone 1, Block 2 of DJA. It is flanked by a 229,000m2 mixed-use building designed by Pei Partnership Architects and +Cassia on one side (parcels MX01-04) and a four-building commercial block by Burt Hill Architects on the other (CM01-04).

The 30,000m2 project consists of a central plaza, interactive water features, pedestrian cafés and gathering spaces, custom site furnishings and graphics, plaza elements, lighting, rooftop gardens and a streetscape design to connect the block to future development areas. Most of the central plaza area is over a below-grade parking structure which offered some additional site designs and challenges