Lead designer appointed for Hudayriat Island project

US-based CBT Architects has been appointed as the lead designer for the revived master plan of Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriat Island, a spokesperson has said

Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriat Island will be completed by the end of 2017.
Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriat Island will be completed by the end of 2017.

US-based CBT Architects has been appointed as the lead designer for the revived master plan of Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriat Island Hudayriat Island, a spokesperson has said.

Located southwest of the UAE capital, the 3,000-hectare island, originally planned to be developed in 2009, will now be completed by the end of 2017, according to a Reuters report.

“CBT Architects from Boston are the lead designer for the master plan,” a spokesperson from the company said.

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) said in a statement last week that it had organised a meeting with stakeholders to discuss the transformation of Hudayriat Island into a completely sustainable community.

The master plan will also include plots allotted for UAE Nationals, who will benefit from the Emirati Housing Programme.

Abdulla Al Sahi, planning and infrastructure executive director, UPC, said in the statement: “The UPC is delighted to get the planning work underway for Hudayriat Island.

“By utilising and enhancing the environmental features in this unique area of Abu Dhabi, this development will raise the standard of living, restore Emirati culture, promote healthy lifestyles and create a variety of coastal activities and attractions."

Other key features will include a public shoreline, green mobility network and rich natural environment.

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