RMJM was commissioned to submit a masterplan for a vibrant community in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The Southern Marina Precinct is centered upon the opportunity provided by a 2km long waterfront at the base of the island. RMJM’s masterplan included an iconic 5 star hotel, a luxurious boutique hotel and a spacious marina designed for approx. 1500 boats (one of three marinas on Yas).

The waterfront interface was identified as the key to the success of the precinct.

RMJM’s design team incorporated a variety of treatments and characters across the scale of the district to create the desired vibrant and active destination that would attract and retain visitors.

RMJM’s masterplan introduced a canal to maximise premium waterfront on one side and to offer a landscaped promenade on the other – a benefit to the developer, investors and visitors alike.

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Client: Aldar Properties

Sector: Residential, Hospitality, Mixed-use

Size: GFA: 1.7 million sqm

Status: Concept Design Completed

Scope: Detailed Masterplanning, Architecture, Engineering, Landscape Architecture