Zawya Thomson Reuters: Arada in deal to build pavilion at mega Sharjah project

22 October 2018

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Zawya Thomson Reuters: 22 October, 2018

UAE's newest developer Arada has teamed up with American University of Sharjah (AUS), one of the Gulf’s leading educational institutions, to design a pavilion at its record-breaking mega project in Sharjah - Aljada.

 

The masterplan for Aljada is carefully designed with walkability and wide green spaces in mind, allowing residents, workers and visitors the ability to live, work, play and be entertained within a fully integrated and sustainable community, said the Emirati developer.

 

Construction on Aljada began in April, and the entire project is scheduled for completion in 2025, it added.

 

The partnership will see AUS undergraduate architecture students and faculty design the Aljada Pavilion, a structure located in the focal point of Aljada, the Central Hub, the masterplan for which is being designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.

 

The Aljada Pavilion, which is scheduled to open in September next year following the year-long course at AUS’ College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD), will constitute a space for the public to gather in and around and will be architecturally innovative in its design, said a statement from Arada.

 

It will form part of the Phase One of the 1.9 million sq ft Central Hub, a new leisure and entertainment destination for the UAE. The distinctive design of the futuristic complex conceptualises the first moment a water droplet strikes the earth's surface, captured in an array of elliptical buildings, it stated.

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