YEAR | 2017
STATUS | RTF Competition
SERVICE | Urban Design

ROLE | Landscape Designer

TEAM | Studio Rede with Woods Bagot

CLIENT | Woods Bagot

In the center of the earth, time, pressure and heat, hyper-compress black, soft, powdered carbon into raw crystalline diamonds. Alluvial diamonds, found on the surface of the earth, have traveled through ancient cooled lava tubes called kimberlite pipes, which have eroded over millions of years to deposit raw diamonds in the alluvial fans of riverbeds. Found in their natural state, diamond surfaces have been smoothed over by the flow of water and their shapes tumbled on their journey down. Once gathered, these natural diamonds are cut into multifaceted gems.The Landscape Concept Plan for the JET Dubai Master Plan adopts a narrative of the journey of the alluvial diamond through the topography of the site. The site is conceptualized as a high plateau surrounded by low plains with the iconic Emirates Towers forming the kimberlite pipes that contain the rare diamonds.

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