THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS

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THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS

A dreamy, enchanting and magical forest to beautify Dubai's creek waterfront

THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS

04

Apr

2020

Dubai

Asia/Dubai

English

Population: 2.8 Million3 million in 2025

GDP: 102 1.9 % in 2018

BigMac: 3.81 us dollars

The Garden of Delights
Dubai | United Arab Emirates
 
The Garden of Earthly Delights is a surreal proposal for a new pedestrian waterfront promenade along Dubai’s creek, aiming to merge the lifestyle by the beach with the lifestyle in the forest, having entertaining facilities typical from shore destinations while being surrounded by leafy and lush nature.
 
 

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In order to beautify the public realm of this new development in the city, we proposed a dreamy, enchanting and magical forest inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights, the triptych painting by Bosch.
 
 

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The project is rendered as a delightful garden of surrealism, where flower beds, shrubs and trees are elevated from the ground by large glowing concrete planters, or where giant artificial flowers appear as eye-catching & colorful shading structures over mini-plazas, gathering spots or playful features for kids.
 
 

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The combination of natural vegetation and artificial surreal elements generates an enchanting forest on the bank of the creek, providing eye-catching and entertaining functions and activities for kids and adults alike along the pedestrian promenade.
 
 

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To enhance and elevate that enchanting character of the proposal, magenta lighting features were proposed in all the vertical objects for night time effect, creating a very dreamy atmosphere to walk through, hang out and while away.
 
 

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The landscape design is based on the circle as basic geometry to reveal the different features, as a design strategy to subdivide the space into multiple smaller functional pockets, turning that section of the promenade into a multifunctional space to be enjoyed by kids & adults alike.
 
 

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CREDITS:
 
Project Name: The Garden of Delights
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Keith Gong, Cosima Jiang.
Client: EMAAR Properties
Area: 12,500 m2
Status: Concept Design
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
 
 

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Neighborhood Intervention

What is a neighborhood intervention?
This is the medium scale type of interventions that take place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of a portion of a neighborhood. A type of intervention of such magnitude and notoriety that impacts not only the immediate surrounding urban environment, but rather the urban dynamics of a whole neighborhood, becoming an urban landmark and a local attractor of social interactions in a given neighborhood.
 
Most of the times, this typology combines several intervention tactics such as Painted Scapes and Grounded Objects, intervening existing urban settings, almost from the lens of Landscape Design, by creating spaces of opportunity for collective leisure, entertainment, play & joy, etc., catalyzing major social interactions across the neighborhood.
 
The main objective of this typology is to trigger a massive public interest to the place through a strong visual impact, usually of a permanent nature, encouraging the rise of high public affluence and establishing an urban landmark that can cultivate important human dynamics and boost commercial activity.

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The most magical place in the world.

The most magical place in the world.

This is an awesome place to hangout with friends and family. They have plenty of activities and sights to see to keep you busy all day. I recommend this place if you enjoy having fun.

Photo by Vicky Ardh

Taken at CREEK PLAY

Nicely designed. And great for IG posts. 😅

Nicely designed. And great for IG posts. 😅

Very nice place to see! Totally worth a visit!!! I didn't expected such a place here. Just grab yourself a coffee and relax and watch the colorful hustle and bustle there.

Photo by Estelle Ling

Taken at URBAN RIPPLE

What a great playground!

What a great playground!

This park is the greatest with a wide variety of play equipment you won't find at other parks. It is awesome. My daughter loved it.

Photo by Paul Lim

Taken at OCTOPUS KINGDOM

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The Garden of Delights, High Loop, The Ring in Topscape N42

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