2012_Abu Dhabi.United Arab Emirates
Consultancy_ARUP_Structure, Services, Fire, Acoustics, Environment and Façades Engineering _Buro Happold_Access & pedestrians
The QAHCQ Cultural Quarter is a masterplan for a new cultural quarter in the heart of Abu habi. The centerpiece of this development is a historic Fortification that has been evolved over the past 250 years. To allow uninterrupted views of the Fort, QAHCQ will be sunken below the usual city grade. Access to the site will be made via slopes, grand stairs and elevators and will be for pedestrians only. To bring this quarter to alive, new cultural buildings (i.e. Library, Theatre, Art galleries, schools, Temporary Visitor Centre) are embracing the Fort.