Posted at 3:57 am , on April 24, 2015
To those who have missed the 3-day exhibit in Cityscape Abu Dhabi, this one’s for you.
It is no surprise that Aldar’s (a lead developer in Abu Dhabi) main office is of course oddly shaped. I liked how the scale model has accurately captured the intersections and other details. It has became iconic that if you are coming from Dubai, you would know that you are soon approaching downtown Abu Dhabi when you see the coin-shaped building to your right. Continue reading
Posted at 8:43 pm , on April 22, 2012
(Guggenheim Abu Dhabi set to be completed in 2017)
I am glad that I was able to take a peek of Cityscape Abu Dhabi before the first day ended. Being invited/ visiting the event for the third time now let me manage the degree of my amazement with the stands. While there are stands which are shiny as new, I noticed that some chose to be practical by modifying the previous year’s models. I’m happy about the cost-effective direction of the participants. You can refer to my 2010 and 2011 Cityscape photos for comparison. This post aims to highlight the interesting finds/ pieces.
Posted at 8:18 pm , on May 17, 2011
I attended the Cityscape last month and minus the coincidental glance to Sheikh Mohammed like last year, the exhibit was indeed interesting. For an expat like me, I mumbled at some point that I should treasure these shots in reference to the exciting future of this emirate. That means that I should strive to have a healthy life in order to live longer and witness the results of the urban planning in two decades coming into full swing. Oh well, everyone aims that. Anyway, we visited first the booth of the agency which is responsible for the development of master plans for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (also referred as Abu Dhabi Plan 2030). They have updated the lifesize 3D model:
Ferrari World, the biggest indoor theme park in the world.
The furthest leaning mandmade tower to date. Otherwise known as the Capital Gate.
Capital District, the future seat of royal and government offices, embassies and the like. The planning for security must really be challenging.