A Neighborhood Park
A plaza, comprised of reflective water pools and retail kiosks, interrupts a linear market running alongside the highway. It provides initial glimpses of the landscape. At the foot of the plaza, one can observe the beginning of a tree lined promenade running the whole length of the park, providing a continuous shaded canopy above a water stream (falaj). The park is a sanctuary, a respite from the noise and visual clutter. It is designed for the arid climate and is both low maintenance and highly efficient in water use by incorporating park-wide features such as indigenous plant species, on-site storm water filtration/infiltration, and a landscaping plan that maximizes comfort and activities for the visitors.