The location of this proposed resort lies 60 km from Abu Dhabi and in the heart of the desert. On a gentle slope and protected by low bushes, a series of pavilions look out over the lake and at the infinite vastness of the desert. Sunken, wind-protected oases cover the rear side of the villas. Their roofs are aerodynamically shaped so as to minimize the effect of desert winds. At the head of the lake, a small grouping of villas form the main building with a reception area, spa and restaurant. A single windmill provides energy-neutral cooling and heating for the whole project. location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates design period: 2008-2009 implementation: n/a area: 220 ha program: 30 villa’s and park designed by: CULD joint venture Juurlink [+] Geluk and Studio Sputnik (Huub Juurlink, Cor Geluk, Jaakko van ‘t Spijker, Bert Karel Deuten, Henk Bultstra, Joost de Wit, Afer Pastor-Perrachio) in cooperation with: Jan des Bouvrie, AECOM and Arup commissioned by: Royal Group Ltd.

Al Ajban Abu Dhabi

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The location of this proposed resort lies 60 km from Abu Dhabi and in the heart of the desert. On a gentle slope and protected by low bushes, a series of pavilions look out over the lake and at the infinite vastness of the desert. Sunken, wind-protected oases cover the rear side of the villas. Their roofs are aerodynamically shaped so as to minimize the effect of desert winds. At the head of the lake, a small grouping of villas form the main building with a reception area, spa and restaurant. A single windmill provides energy-neutral cooling and heating for the whole project.




location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
design period: 2008-2009
implementation: n/a
area: 220 ha
program: 30 villa’s and park
designed by: CULD joint venture Juurlink [+] Geluk and Studio Sputnik (Huub Juurlink, Cor Geluk, Jaakko van ‘t Spijker, Bert Karel Deuten, Henk Bultstra, Joost de Wit, Afer Pastor-Perrachio)
in cooperation with: Jan des Bouvrie, AECOM and Arup
commissioned by: Royal Group Ltd.