Amal Masterplan

 

AMAL MASTERPLAN
Kuwait City – Kuwait

Client: National Bank of Kuwait
Program: Masterplanning, Mixed Use
Gross Area: 160 ha
Year: 2013

 

The Amal Masterplan developed by PHASE3 was designed as a new prototype to face the growing housing demand for a newly arising middle class in Kuwait while focusing on the needs of the inhabitants beyond the living quarters. Situated in South Khaitan we developed a series of components which collaboratively form this new neighbourhood in the south of Kuwait City. A special concern and basis for the planning strategy lay in the incorporation of existing infrastructure and public life, like the six mosques, already populating the site.

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As a reaction to the local climate green spaces pulling through the entire site bring the whole neighbourhood together as one cohesive unit. Vegetated promenades are cutting diagonally through the development and create green connections between the different community nodes. By providing the necessary shading, they help regulate the micro climate in the neighbourhood and provide new outdoor public meeting spaces.

Throughout the city grid, new Community Nodes root every-day facilities into the heart of the neighbourhood. Sited closely around the existing mosques, residents can find cultural centres, kindergartens and healthcare facilities, all within close proximity to their homes, thereby supporting a communal awareness. A dense cultural district will emerge at the junction of working and housing focal points. A mix of theatres and museums creates a cultural hub for the neighbourhood. Retail units, offices and government services spread out from here, woven into this dense fabric to create a new city centre.

The design for the new theatres and museums was strongly influenced by the idea of using local cultural references yet introducing a fresh design language to translate it into a forward-thinking scheme.


 

For more information about the different components go to: AMAL – components

 

 



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