|Owner||JUMEIRAH REAL ESTATE|
|Scope of work||MAIN CONSULTANT|
|Site Area||3,076,589 M2 m2|
|Total Built Area||961,435 m2 m2|
|Design Date||March 2016|
|Completion Date||Under Construction|
Located in FUKA Bay, one of the rising tourism hotspots in Egypt’s North Coast area (Sahel), the Jumeirah Bay project, to be developed by Jumeirah Real Estate Development, is considered to be “The Miracle of Nature”, drawing on how cities prosper on natural sights or phenomenon, a geyser eruption.
The site is located 170 kilometers away from Alexandria and is noted for having historical and natural landmark of exceptionally high value. The resort will have the advantage of a sea front view with summer weather being ideal for a variety of leisurely activities.
In general, North Coast (commonly called “Sahel Shammaly” in Egypt) is a well-known destination for local tourists to spend the summer, away from the wear and tear of city life in the country’s chaotic urban centers. Jumeirah Bay in specific is a prime location being at the center of Fuka Bay.
El Gabaly Architects envisions “The Miracle of Nature” a resort and residential community that will prosper on a natural phenomenon, such as that of the city Venice in Italy, the city of Santorini in Greece & the city of Amadeus in Australia, where have flooded in the past but now came to be highly regarded as a major attraction for being cities that completely flooded with water yet still functioning optimally.
The second most important feature Jumeirah Bay is the stylish simplicity and unique irregularity of the residential community that weaves itself into the natural environment. In essence, this residential community represents a part of the natural environment that was built for humankind to live deep within its natural settings, rather than just simply building houses for the residents to live in them. Residents develop a symbiotic relationship with their environment, allowing them to fully experience the pleasure of what the great outdoors can offer.
Visualizing the idea of cities that are born out of a natural phenomenon, Jumeirah Bay’s Master Plan proposes that the resort is a “city” that forms from the eruption of a geyser, a well-known geological event where water pressure from inside the earth forces hot water out of the ground in an eruption that is often seen in natural parks in the US, such as Yellowstone National Park.
Equally impressive about the resort is that it is designed such that the sea can be viewed in its entirety from the beginning of the resort near the main entrance two kilometers inland all the way to its end close to the sand beach. Travelers will also get to get to enjoy the idyllic views of the sea at any point within the resort premises itself, regardless of their location inside.
In conclusion, the urban design concept proposes a total built up area of 15% only, leaving a lot of emphasis on elements in the landscape and green areas that act as healthy platform for social and relaxation activities. Going back to the project’s vision, this is a fundamental part of strengthening the natural connection between the traveler and the great outdoors.
Jumeriah Bay is comprised of seven residential zones, each of which driven from an Italian name to celebrate the Mediterranean culture and their own defining advantageous characteristics:
- Lago “Lagoon” Residences
- Island Residences:
- Al Tobeano:
- Al Peninsula “The Peninsula”
ElGabaly Architects is the Architect, Main Consultant & Master Planners for the design & construction of Jumeriah Bay project.