20.01.2021

Al Fay Park inaugurated

We are thrilled to share that our Al Fay Park in Abu Dhabi today was inaugurated by Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed and is now open to the public.

Al Fay Park is a game-changer and a paradigm shift in how to design and implement city nature in the dense megacities of the Middle East. The 27,500 m2 park is the first urban park in UAE focusing on biodiversity, social activities and microclimate optimization. Designed aesthetically and climatically to be “the coolest place in town”.

Al Fay Park features more than 2,000 local flora, including the national Ghaf tree, selected to sustain a natural and forest-like ecosystem. The park features world-class facilities for multiple sports and activities, children’s playgrounds as well as a unique ‘forest track’ as a main nature attraction. All activities are made of natural elements, providing a sustainable and natural space for all to use.

Designed utilizing the latest knowledge and research in microclimate optimization and urban sustainability, Al Fay Park’s high density of trees, plus modern irrigation systems, ensures it uses 40 percent less water than traditional parks while providing a cool, comfortable and unique round-the-clock place for all residents and visitors in Abu Dhabi to meet, play and live.

The park is made in strong collaboration with Parsons and with client Abu Dhabi Department of Municipalities and Transport.

Video courtesy: Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport and Al Fay Park

26.10.2022

SLA wins 85,000 m2 masterplan for Oslo's old Fornebu Airport

We are thrilled to share that we have won the design and masterplan competition to transform Oslo’s old Fornebu Airport around Flytårnet Station into a new 85,000 m2 mixed-use city district.

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The Courtyard of the Future inaugurated

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SLA at Oslo Architecture Triennale

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