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Blue Waters Pedestrian Bridge

Dubai, UAE


Landscape Architecture
Irrigation Design

Rising from the surrounding breakwaters and spanning 77m accross the channel, the bridge provides the link between two Meraas destinations – The Beach opposite JBR and the exhilarating Bluewaters, home to the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel, Ain Dubai.


The pedestrians journey was carefully considered during the design process, and the total length of the pedestrian journey, from one end to the other is approximately 265 meters Via the InSite designed boardwalk. Palm tree shaded “seating nooks” with Iroko clad built-in seats, were also provided as rest areas on the bridge. Each of these two platforms has breathtaking vistas through the glass balustrade to Ain Dubai, The Beach, JBR, as well as down to the turquoise water below through the open slots of the steel grating floor. From a distance, the palm trees planted on this light weight structure can appear to levitate, like green islands above the channel, creating an inviting route and a fitting gateway for pedestrians walking to Bluewaters.

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