Location: Dubai, UAE
Scope: Master planning, site planning, landscape architecture
Size: 46 hectares of land in 186 hectares of water
Description: Located five kilometers from the coast of Dubai, this premiere destination community known as "The World" consists of an upscale retail/entertainment core, ferry terminal, community facilities, luxury hotels, high end restaurants/cafes, apartments, villas, a swim through aquarium and a spa resort. GCH contributed to the portion of "The World" known as Oqyana: 21 islands representing Australia, New Zealand, and the island communities of the South Pacific. Design considered the formation of a multi-modal transportation network between islands, an iconic entertainment center, as well as a framework for ecological sustainability.