AL KIFAF STREETSCAPING
KLINGMANN designed the Al Kifaf district as a healthy, eco-friendly environment with tree-lined streets, shaded public spaces, and cooling water features.
Inviting outdoor spaces encourage people to walk to nearby conveniences under shaded arcades that provide a cool environment year-round without the harmful side effects of air conditioning. Each neighborhood has uniquely landscaped zones, enhanced by panoramic water elements, such as fountains, creeks, small canals, and an esplanade with lusciously landscaped ponds. Throughout the plaza, residents and guests encounter three uniquely themed gardens. A River Walk connects the main plaza to the Esplanade and Zabeel Park. Visitors are guided along a shallow creek, lined with cafés, specialty shops, and a series of exquisite gardens. Small footbridges carry visitors from one side of the creek to the other, while integrated benches and steps allow visitors to sit and watch street performers entertain along the waterfront.