Thomas Heatherwick unveils Al Fayah National Park, Abu Dhabi

No doubt set to incur more controversy (as superstar architects like Heatherwick, Zaha and Gehry often seem to) this design for a huge partially shaded park in Abu Dhabi looks set to be a striking architectural marvel to add to the country’s already extensive set of “hey look at us” creations. 

Occupying a 125,000 square-metre site, the park’s towering canopy has been designed to resemble the cracked surface of the desert. Beneath these plates the park will allow for the growth of trees and plants native to the area which would usually be unable to flourish beneath the harsh sunlight. Galleries, libraries and open spaces for live performances will also inhabit the park. 

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