Abu Dhabi, UAE
The project developers, ICT- International Capital Trading LLC of Abu Dhabi, UAE, selected CRJA-IBI Group to provide master planning and landscape design services for Marasy, a new waterfront residential complex located on the Al Bateen Basin.
The two parcels which comprise the development site afford the opportunity for unusually valuable residential property development. These parcels are joined only by a dedicated public street right-of way and by water access. Across the embayment, potential views include the new Foreign Ministry Building, the Royal Palace, the Emirates Palace Hotel and other distant city landmarks. The site is also highly visible from neighboring developments.
CRJA-IBI Group led a team of Boston, Abu Dhabi and Cairo consulting firms and was itself responsible for site master planning and schematic design of the proposed development and for overall project management for the duration of the project. Initial concepts for the development site included 350 units of residential housing, a small boutique hotel, convenience retail, a health/fitness spa, and approximately 400 structured and 200 unstructured space for car parking and small boat mooring slips for residents.