22.11.2021

Qasr al Hosn wins WAN Gold Award 2021

The comprehensive masterplan for the Qasr al Hosn site in Abu Dhabi has been awarded this year’s WAN Gold Award in the category ‘Mixed Use’.

The Qasr al Hosn Fort is Abu Dhabi’s oldest building and the city’s cultural heart. The fort is located on a 400 x 400 metre site, which also comprises the city’s Cultural Foundation. Today the site is transformed into a vivid public park, which enhances the site’s historic buildings as important landmarks in the city.

Simultaneously, the project adds several new functions to the Al Hosn site making it an asset to the entire city of Abu Dhabi – restaurants, facilities for cultural activities, a breathtaking Musallah prayer hall, and an impressive open landscape with water elements and shady pocket spaces for breaks in the Middle Eastern sun.

The terrain is a sand flat with minimalist indigenous planting to reflect the topography in which the Qasr al Hosn was initiated c.1760. The landscape unifies Abu Dhabi’s Modern and Traditional heritage while providing a sense of place and time.

SLA delivered extensive indigenous planting design and expertise to the project. The masterplan, buildings and landscape is designed by CEBRA.

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Kristoffer Holm Pedersen

Head of Communications

07.12.2021

SLA wins Public Realm & Landscape Masterplan for One Euston

We are thrilled to share that we have been chosen as the winner of the international tender competition to masterplan the landscape and public realm for Euston – the 60-acre, £10 billion development project dubbed as one of London’s most important urban development projects for the next 30 years.

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05.12.2021

Double up for Al Fay Park and Copenhill at the World Architecture Festival

Al Fay Park is named World Landscape of the Year while Copenhill is named World Building of the Year at the prestigious World Architecture Festival.

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19.11.2021

Al Fay Park wins World Architecture Festival Award

We are very happy to share that Al Fay Park has been declared winner of the Landscape: Urban Context category at the World Architecture Festival – one of the world’s most coveted architectural awards.

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