Machou Architects has designed the world's longest urban agricultural park for Dubai, transforming the city's vital Sheikh Zayed Road into an eco-valley.
Developed to increase the city's public space and improve its connectivity, the project proposes to sink the highway underground and convert the above-ground land into 25km of "prime urban agricultural land". The park, called 'Super Park', would be a catalyst for social capital development, said the architects, generating economic value and sustainable growth.
"Recent developments in Dubai are proving that well-designed spaces can offer a viable outdoor leisure option for people, despite the city's notoriously high summer temperatures," the architects said.
They added, "Heat can be controlled with good urban design elements and vegetation placement."