Dubai Hills Estate Spatial Analysis
Location Dubai, UAE
Final client Emaar Properties
Area | Visitors | Height 6.8 million sqm GFA | 135,000 residents
Industry Mixed-Use Developments
Expertise Spatial Analysis and Wayfinding
Dubai Hills Estate is a large mixed use development in Dubai of 6.8 million sqm GFA and 135,000 residents. The project is divided in two parts: a southern part, more urban, of mid-rise buildings for offices, residential apartments and a mall, while on the northern part there is a large golf course surrounded by high-end town-houses / villas.
In this project, spatial analysis helped defining a strategy for project zoning, neighbourhoods and streets naming, as well as providing recommendations on the sizes and connectivity of different districts.
The spatial analysis of the road network helped identifying different roads identities and their vocation as key areas, local centers, main corridors and residential areas.
Detailed analysis of pedestrian willingness to walk and streets configuration allowed to unlock the true potential for pedestrian movements: 23 local centralities were identified helping in defining the Master Plan neighbourhoods.