This project is a residential compound containing five family villas, one reception villa (Majles) and a mosque. The site is located on a reclaimed land, with a low ecological value and deprived habitat that was once an ecologically rich and biodiverse mangrove forest. Besides that, we were presented with three main environmental challenges: very high sun exposure on the southern and western side, prevailing winds from the north-east side, poor soil and sea water intrusion on site.
Our main intervention was the creation of six ecological areas, each having a precise list flora that would be planted to attract specific fauna such as birds, pollinator and insects. The ecological areas proposed were: Acacia Savannah Plains, Food Production, Oasis, Mangrove and Wetlands, Coastal Desert and Desert.