Forest of Seih Sederah Landscape - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Based on research of recreation needs for integrated populations of expatriates, a recreation plan was conceived and implemented in the master plan for open spaces and parks throughout Seih Sederah. The influence of populations from other parts of Asia and the Middle East drove the recreational activity program to include soccer fields, a cricket stadium, basketball courts, and lacrosse fields. Walking and bicycle paths through open spaces were integrated into the alternative transportation network of the five separate villages of the community. One open space area near the community core was conceived as a botanical garden for local environmental education and tourism enjoyment. While with RNL, LLG International’s Jeff Lakey served as the lead designer for the parks and recreation of the Forest of Seih Sederah.