Royal Bay Residences

Location: Sir Bani Yas Island AE
Client: TDIC Tourism Development & Investment Company
Area Gross: 183.000m²
Building Costs: n.s.
Assignment: Invited Competition 2009 Finalist

A peninsula and a bay constitute the idyllic setting for a high end development. The concept hinges on the provision of water frontage with ample private precincts combined with community clusters.

In order to maximize the access to water for each individual house, an artificial canal is introduced to the northern bay water front along which 80 units are arrayed.

While the remaining 72 houses on the southern water front are grouped in 12 neighbourhoods of 6 houses each, that are clustered around a communal berth and piazza.

The housing typologies evolve around a variation of courtyards and gardens.

A yacht club marks the marina area with exclusive functions and acts as a focal point.