Limitless readies outdoor plaza
Dubai, March 16, 2010
Limitless, a Dubai-based real estate master developer, is putting the finishing touches to its 20,000 sq m eco-friendly outdoor plaza, with landscaping, lawns, pools and shaded seating areas now complete at the company’s flagship project.
The plaza, the social centre of the mixed-use development, takes up a third of the total land area of The Galleries, an eight-building complex, under construction in zone one of downtown Jebel Ali, master planned by Limitless.
The outdoor space contains more than 200 trees, an amphitheatre for 300 people, two pools with fountains, and extensive shade, a statement said.
There is also a 105 sq m screen, currently in the final stages of construction, overlooking the amphitheatre and providing a focal point for cultural and social events.
The plaza will be lined with cafes, restaurants and shops, the first of which are undergoing fit-out, serving 14,000 people who will live and work at The Galleries when it is complete. Around 1,500 are already based in the A-grade office buildings there.
“Our plaza is the heart of The Galleries, and living proof of our commitment to balanced communities where green, open space is a major component of the master plan,” said Salah Ameen, deputy executive director for Limitless in the Middle East.
“With cutting edge design and engineering, the plaza promotes social and environmental sustainability by focusing on health, relaxation and wellbeing and using eco-friendly systems in its everyday operation,” Ameen added.
The plaza’s irrigation network feeds off the main irrigation system serving the entire area of zone one of downtown Jebel Ali.
In addition, the main pool and fountain uses water recycled from the air conditioning units that cool The Galleries’ commercial buildings, saving an estimated 4,000 gallons of water a day. Low energy lighting is also used throughout the plaza.
Limitless has also completed four podium level gardens at The Galleries’ office towers. Overlooking the main plaza, each garden has greenery, shade, water features and seats, providing an ideal spot for meetings, social events or a break from the office, the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service