The project involves the development of the Lagoons area of new Sharjah and comprises a number of projects including a mixed use development for Al-Mamzar Peninsula, a Boutique Hotel over Al-Khan Island, Al-Majaz Park, general landscaping of the lagoons corniche and several other components and infrastructure interventions.
Wael Al-Masri Project
This section of the website includes some projects which Wael Al-Masri designed or served as the main architectural designer, spanning the period from 1981 when he was a student at Manchester University to 2009, when he established his current practice “Wael Al-Masri Planners and Architects”.
The project involves the urban renewal of old Sharjah including the conservation of the existing historic fabric and major urban and architectural infill projects over a 15-year phased development.
A BOT project involving the revival of the Sharq quarter of old Kuwait City, and the conservation of the remaining historic buildings on site. It includes hotels, souqs, cultural institutions, artisans’ workshops, living quarters, basement parking and services, as well as the provision of landscaped urban spaces and archaeological park areas.
Several phased projects combine to make this large development in southern Kuwait, including The Fahaheel Waterfront - Al-Kout, Al-Manshar Complex of Shopping Center and Residential Towers, Al-Manshar Rotana 5-star Hotel, Al-Mubadarah (Car Park, Municipality Offices, ad-Dabbous Mosque, extension to Al-Ajmi Mosque, and ad-Dabbous Street landscaping), a new mixed use office and apartment tower, and a large function hall.
Students design studio project, involving field study and master planning of the historic area surrounding the Lahore Fort, and proposing a new edge forming a transitional zone of buildings and urban spaces between the Fort and the adjacent city fabric.
The project is based on an extensive field survey of existing buildings on site and their conservation. It also involves the revival of the Sharq quarter of old Kuwait City, and includes the proposed new headquarters for the National Council for Arts and Culture, together with several living quarters in the form of contemporary fireej neighborhoods, as well as extensive landscaping of urban spaces.
As part of the requirements for the Bachelors Degree, this project includes a special Urban Study of the area within the boundaries of historic Fatimid Cairo. It also includes the urban and traffic design of the area between Al-Hossien and Al-Azhar Mosques, and proposed a number of buildings including a cultural center housing offices for the Cairo Conservation Agency, a 222 bedroom hotel, a function hall, and a cluster of residential buildings.