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Al Hosn Masterplan in Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Architects: CEBRA

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Photos: Mikkel Frost/CEBRA

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Entries from more than 80 countries were in the run for this year’s prestigious Architizer A+ Awards 2022 and yesterday the winners were revealed with the Al Hosn masterplan project in Abu Dhabi – designed by Danish CEBRA – as the Popular Choice Winner in the ‘Urban and Masterplan’ category.

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“We are very proud to receive this award, and we want to thank everyone who voted for our project. We have been honoured to be part of a project of this character and importance – a project that makes cultural heritage present while also celebrating the fu-ture. We wanted to create a project that gives something back to the city of Abu Dhabi and its inhabitants – to make people feel, sense and understand what once was while also adding something new to the cultural legacy of the city,” says Mikkel Frost, Found-ing Partner and Architect at CEBRA architecture.

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The comprehensive masterplan is designed in close collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

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The A+ Awards is one of the largest awards programs in the world with a mission to nurture the appreciation of meaningful design in the world and champion its potential for a positive impact on everyday life. The Architizer A+ Awards is the 9th award CEBRA receives for the Al Hosn project, which has gained international recognition for its design. The Popular Choice Winners of the A+ Award have been selected by an online public voting.

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The Al Hosn site – a magical portal to a future inspired by the past
In 2016 CEBRA was commissioned by the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi to reinstate the Qasr al Hosn Fort as Abu Dhabi’s cultural heart. The aim of the transformation masterplan was to reinstate the fort as the cultural heart of the city with a new 140,000 sqm cultural park-scape and to conserve both the site surrounding the fort and the city’s Cultural Foundation – a 1980’s listed cultural centre of Bauhaus origins – which also sits on the site.

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Today, this restoration and sustainable enhancement of the Al Hosn site is a cultural heartland that provides a perennial platform for community engagement, cultural exchange, and everyday life for the city of Abu Dhabi – a vivid public park and an asset to the entire city of Abu Dhabi with restaurants, facilities for cultural activities and events, a breath-taking prayer hall, and an impressive open landscape with water features and shady pocket spaces for relaxation in the Middle Eastern sun.

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The project emphasizes its own duality by dividing the site diagonally into two contrasting landscapes – each with its own architectural identity. The two landscapes are connected by a public urban space emerging from formations of ”cracks” and irregular geometric shapes and an organic pattern known as a ‘Voronoi’. The design of the park thus articulates an architectural interpretation of Abu Dhabi Island’s coastal landscape of sandbars, mangroves, and the salt flats’ distinctive cracked patterns, drawing connections between the centre of today’s metropolis and the natural setting from which it emerged.

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Al Hosn Masterplan in Abu Dhabi, UAE – Building Indormation

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Client: Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi)
Size: 140.000 sqm
Status: Completed

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Architect: CEBRA – https://cebraarchitecture.dk/
Landscape architect: CEBRA
Plant Specialist: SLA
Engineer: GHD
Conservation specialist: Elgaard Architecture
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Photography: Mikkel Frost/CEBRA

Al Hosn Masterplan, Abu Dhabi UAE images / information received 080622

Previously on e-architect:

3 Jan 2022
Al Hosn masterplan project, Qasr al Hosn Fort
Design: CEBRA, Denmark
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photo : Mikkel Frost
Al Hosn Masterplan And Landscape in Abu Dhabi

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