Streets for People
Al Majaz is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Sharjah. The area is characterised by high-rise mixed use development, public parks, amenities, and prime waterfront real estate. A daily fountain show within the Khalid Lagoon attracts many visitors and tourists. Pragma was tasked to study and propose possibilities for improving the sidewalks adjacent to the buildings and create dedicated spill out and pedestrian zones. The project entailed conducting surveys, mapping existing conditions, analyzing pedestrian patterns and testing multiple parking strategies. Pragma’s scope also included proposing recommendations for land use zoning, built form, and public transport coverage.