Location: Sharjah, UAE
Client: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority-Shurooq.
Services: Master Planning, Architecture, Engineering and Landscape Design and Construction Supervision.
Status: Construction Completed 2017
Description: Based on the Concept Master Plan for the Heart of Sharjah, prepared in 2010, several areas of the historic city were developed by WMPA including the area of al-Muraijah, which has been used in recent years as the setting for the Heritage Days, held every year during the month of April. The project involves the organization and landscaping of the open spaces in-between buildings, and the addition, restoration and reconstruction of buildings surrounding this area. The new interventions are based on traces of the old city of Sharjah as seen in a 1950 aerial photograph and other reference documents, creating floor patterns that reflect such traces, as a visual element, and for interpretation purposes, adding softscaping and urban furniture, as well as services and areas for much needed parking spaces.