Abu Dhabi Downtown Infill & Streetscape Design Standards

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) retained SERA to prepare Downtown Infill and Streetscape Design Standards for a prototypical Downtown Block and to apply those standards to a specified Block, the arterial streets surrounding it, and the new streets to be developed within. UPC’s vision is to revitalize the interior of the infill block and develop a model project with that addresses affordability and sets new standards for sustainable community planning, design, and architecture. The proposed infill block is anticipated to be a self-contained community of pedestrian-friendly mixed-use neighborhoods featuring various residential types, a mix of retail / commercial uses, below grade parking, and community facilities including a mosque, a community center, a school, and a variety of public open spaces.