Erbil Downtown Master Plan

Erbil, Iraq
Completed: Master Plan

RNL prepared a master plan for a new 59 hectare ‘downtown’ district that would become the new business, commercial and residential center of the city.

Client

Confidential

Project Size

54.9 hectares

Awards

Best Urban Design and Master Planning Development, CityScape Riyadh

Best Commercial and Retail Project (Future Category), CityScape Riyadh

Professional Services

Landscape Architecture
Master Planning

The city of Erbil is the capital of the Kurdish Autonomous region of Iraq, and an emerging economic and political center in the region. RNL prepared a master plan for a new 59 hectare ‘downtown’ district that will become the new business, commercial and residential center of the city. The plan includes two new signature hotel and office towers and over 1.5 million square meters of new development, including 4,000 residential units clustered around a new urban park and plaza that will become the social heart of the district. RNL is leading the master planning, detailed architectural design and sustainability standards, and the design of the public realm and parks.

Meet the team

Erbil Downtown Master Plan

Jess
Alexander

Principal/Abu Dhabi Office Lead

Jess Alexander is an accomplished landscape architect specializing in urban design and master planning, particularly in the Middle East North Africa region. He has earned a reputation for leading and managing complex master planning and design efforts.

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