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Thomas Heatherwick unveils 125,000 sq m cracked landscape park for Abu Dhabi
At Cityscape Abu Dhabi this week, Thomas Heatherwick unveiled his 125,000 sq m park design for the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation. Heatherwick and his London team at Heatherwick Studio have been working on the project for the past two and a half years, with construction due to commence in Abu Dhabi in early 2015. It is estimated that the park will open to the public in 2017. Entitled ‘Al Fayah’, the Arabic term for ‘shade’, the concept is an alternative notion as to what constitutes a public park. Heatherwick explains: “To us, the idea of taking a European-style park, unrolling that on to the desert like a piece of turf and then watering the hell out of it felt somewhat at odds with the local context.” Instead, the team has pitched a landscape reminiscent of a cracked salt flat, rising into a shaded canopy 20m above ground level. This smooth

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