Urban Oasis: Ajman as Event City

Mohamed Abdelmonem (Photographer), James Foskett (Designer), Amy Meddings (Designer), Joanne Marshall (Designer), Mark Thompson (Designer), George Mathers (Designer)

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    The Urban Oasis celebrates Ajman’s history as well as encourages a greater future. Stitching into the existing urban fabric of Ajman and the surrounding cities, the master plan provides an entrance that encases a number of different events. From studying other successful event cities, it became apparent the need for a variety of events over a yearly basis.

    Sustainability is another key feature of the master plan. From the way the urban network of streets are formed and orientated to how energy is produced and conserved. Another sustainable aspect that drove the master plan was the retention of the camel track. An important and incredible event in itself, the camel track provides an opportunity to celebrate Ajman’s culture and retain an important part of its history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAjman: United Arab Emirates
    PublisherAjman Municipality: Ajman as an Event City Design Competition
    Size6 A1 Boards
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


    • Ajman
    • Design Competition
    • Urban design
    • Architecture
    • Master Planning
    • Economics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Architecture
    • Urban Studies


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    • Jeffrey Cook Award

      Abdelmonem, Mohamed Gamal (Recipient), 2014

      Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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