LABSCAPE Design and Architecture
The goal of the project is to create a car-free space: all traffic is diverted to the boundaries of the site, except for a central north-south boulevard. This allows all residents and visitors to enjoy the entire site as a big interconnected park.
The project’s landscape structure is based on the Arabic ‘Zelig’ with its geometry made of stars, hexagons and diamonds. These shapes are the basis for every green area.
The façade is composed of three layers: windows, recessed gradient color lines, and a pattern of protective sliding solar panels. These shades are inspired by the Mashrabiya typical in Arabic architecture. The project encompasses 2.200 social housing units, a kindergarden for 100+ children and a school for 350+ students. There is ample commercial space with 2.700m2 dedicated to supermarkets and 5.300m2 for retail and convenience stores.