old town rak

Schematic proposal for the new civic center for the historic district of Old Town in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The project involved the preparation of a heritage conservation master plan for the old town and conceptual ideas on the redevelopment of the area for the next decade. The design proposed a new subterranean civic center in place of the road that bisects the town. The civic center would include a new Friday mosque, a public square, a museum, schools, health center, and promenade. An undulating roof covering the underground area would serve as a new public garden above. Project was under Cadiz International, in collaboration with Cecile Vega and Harry Serrano (2008).