The firm was responsible for soft and hard landscaping works at the beachfront destination
Landscaping works at Port de La Mer have been successfully concluded according to contractor Akar Technical Services.
The project is a part of the 9.5m sqft comprehensive development across Dubai’s beachfront district of Jumeirah, which aims to enhance the social and economic capabilities of Dubai as a region and set new global benchmarks for beachfront developments.
“Our efforts have been concerted to enhance the aesthetic appearance and beauty of the area through implementing best practices in a way that lives up to the status of Dubai as an international hub. Our firm uses cutting-edge technologies and innovative methods to implement its landscaping projects across the city. At the core, Akar’s landscaping projects aim to achieve the sustainability of the country, improve air quality and boost the community’s mental and overall physical well-being,” said Adnan Nalwala, executive director, Akar Technical Services.
According to the landscaping contractor, soft landscaping work included more than thousand trees (large and small) planted to form a green belt along the roadsides of the area, while more than forty thousand shrubs were planted across the four district zones. Approximately fifty thousand ground covers and nearly five thousand climbers/grasses were used to transform sparse space into a rich tapestry of textures, shapes and continual color, the firm noted.
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Hardscaping encompassed elements like the installation of precast concrete kerbs; porcelain paver, clay paver, clay paver banding, clay paver banding, granite banding, precast concrete pavers, precast concrete banding, granite banding, decomposed gravel, play area surface (sand), pots, shade structure and water feature. The firm said these elements create an ideal combination of dry and water hardscapes that can not only improve the liveability and beauty, but also provide a contemporary design which is incredibly durable, skid-resistant, stain-resistant, and easy to maintain.
To illuminate the area and improve the beauty, safety and security of the project, the contractor said it also installed landscape lights to the tune of approximately fifteen hundred, in addition to strips and cables. The works enable visitors and residents to enjoy their outdoor living spaces after the sun goes down, it added.
Highlighting the importance of technical aspects of the project, Raja Subedi, Director, Akar Technical Services stated, “Our emphasis on sound project management and ensuring that all technical matters are addressed in due course has enabled us to execute this project. This would have not been possible without the support of the consultants and client on site.”
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