Abu Dhabi unveils Al Bateen design guidelines

Pedestrian connections will be identified and preserved for public use

Al Bateen's water's edge is to be connected to the circulation routes of the city
Al Bateen's water's edge is to be connected to the circulation routes of the city

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Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council (UPC) has today unveiled the waterfront design guidelines for the Al Bateen area of the city.

The main objective for the guidelines, which embody the key elements of Plan Capital 2030, will preserve public access to the water’s edge.

The waterfront is to be connected physically to the circulation routes of the city, which will be free of built vertical and horizontal constructions to maintain unobstructed views of the water. The routes will integrate landscaping, pedestrian scaled lighting, public art and street furniture.

Primary pedestrian connections will also be identified in the Bateen Waterfront Framework Plan and preserved for public use.

"The conservation initiative for the Bateen Waterfront adheres to the principles of Estidama, the sustainability initiative managed by UPC. All elements composing the promenade shall be constructed according to the 2006 International Building Code and the Estidama Green Building guidelines," said UPC general manager Falah Al Ahbabi.

Besides introducing the Bateen waterfront guidelines, the UPC has recently unveiled the Coastal Development Guidelines which provide direction for development along the coast extending from the Al Dhabiya Island to Dubai.

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