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Xeritown responsive urban planning strategy

The Xeritown responsive urban planning strategy is a mixed-use property development on Dubai’s outskirts.

The strategy returns to the traditional settlement principles of Arab villages, focused on narrow shade-covered streets, intimate courtyards and perforated walls. By integrating the desert and local climate, the result is a systematically adapted and optimized design.

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Sustainable construction projects applauded across Africa Middle East
“Commended for its novel, alternative approach to property development” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2008 for Africa Middle East
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Acknowledgement prize 2008
Middle East Africa
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