Urban Development

Mixed-use developments and housing projects are being utilized as terrains to test new ideas and create innovative urban spaces that respond better to today’s needs. Embarking on these large-scale projects requires an extensive knowledge in the history and context. On the one hand, architects must be exposed to the city and its behavior, inhabitants, and socio-economic forces, and on the other, planners should be able to use different typologies, tweak them, and provide them with a new raison d'être.

Our multi-disciplinary expertise at Engicon allows us to tackle complex situations and offer genuine solutions. As a team that includes architects, urban designers, and engineers, our capacity to utilize both top-down and bottom-up approaches, depending on the circumstances, puts us in the lead position to deliver unique projects.

We have long-standing experience in leading multi-national consortiums and in dealing with public authorities and governmental bodies, and we’ve been involved in designing some of the most high-profile developments in the MENA region

Urban Development services we provide include:

  • Urban planning
  • Architecture design
  • Infrastructure design (roads, wet and dry utilities, etc.)
  • Environmental impact assessments and environmental management
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Solid waste Management
  • Irrigation and drainage engineering
  • Landscape design

Sample Projects

Al Matal Resort Project

Al Matal Resort Project

Country: Jordan
Client: Aqaba Development Company (ADC)
Year Completed: 2017

Al Matal High Lake has a unique setting being at the top of a mountain that overlooks both the sea and the city of Aqaba. This setting makes the project a landmark for the city. Instead of having a gated community like the rest of the developments in Aqaba, one of the main design goals was to make part of this development a public space with a wide panoramic road overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, the city of Aqaba and Taba beach.  The Resort, has a unique manmade lake (100 dunums).

Engicon is the lead designer of this unique project (2500 dunums) with its components. The future investments include hotels (5 & 4 stars), chalets, shops and restaurants, villas, residential areas, as well as water sports facilities near the lake.  The panoramic road travels around the project’s main attractions and overlooks the project stunning view. An additional attractive feature, is the cable car (téléférique) connecting the resort with the lower part near the sea.

Engicon with its sister company Praxis conducted Full Development of Master plan, land use and detailed design of project components including infrastructure networks and all related facilities. The project included also Flood protection, Environmental impact assessment and Traffic Impact Study.

Housing Projects for the Ministry of Housing

Housing Projects for the Ministry of Housing

Country: Saudi Arabia
Client: Ministry of Housing
Year Completed: 2015

As housing is becoming a key challenge in Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Housing has embarked on an expansive program to develop large areas of government land in which private citizens could invest and own estates real estate. This comes in line with the Kingdom’s ambitious economic development plans and its vision for 2030.

Engicon is proud to have participated in this ambitious national program. We were contracted by Saudi Arabia Parsons International to design infrastructure for areas exceeding 60 million square meters in Dammam, Jedda, and Makkah, among other locations.

Our scope included all wet and dry utilities, including waste water treatment plants, landscaping, road design, and carrying out comprehensive traffic impact assessments.