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 youth, families, and businesses. Embarking on these large-scale projects requires an extensive knowledge in the history of architecture and planning. 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, twist them, and provide them with a new raison d'être.

Our multi-disciplinary practice 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.

At Engicon, we are familiar in leading multi-national consortiums and in dealing with public authorities and governmental bodies. We’ve always been involved in designing the most prestigious developments in the MENA region

Urban Development services we provide include:

  • Urban planning
  • Architecture design
  • Roads
  • Wet utilities (water, wastewater, and drainage systems)
  • Dry utilities (telephone & electricity)
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Solid waste Management
  • Environmental management
  • Pavement design
  • Hazard & industrial waste management
  • Irrigation and drainage engineering
  • Landscape design
  • Construction management and supervision

Sample Projects

Dead Sea Development

Dead Sea Development

Country: Jordan
Client: Jordan Development Zones Co.
Year Completed: 2015

This high-profile project involved the development of over 250 hectares in one of Jordan’s key tourist areas. Engicon’s work cut across various disciplines, as our team provided services ranging from master planning and the development of guidelines and regulations to designing various infrastructure components and producing tender documents for construction.

Engicon’s services were provided within four sub-projects: (1) detailed design of infrastructure for the corniche coastal area, (2) planning, landscape design, and detailed design of infrastructure for the public park area, (3) detailed design of new and upgraded roads serving the area, and (4) conceptual design of the area surrounding the North Zara Hot Springs and historic site of Herod’s Villa.

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 embarked on a large program to develop large areas of government land for private citizens to invest and own estates in.

Engicon is proud to have participated in this national program.  We were contracted by Saudi Arabia Parsons International to design infrastructure for areas exceeding 31 million sqm Dammam, Jeddah, and Mekkah.

Our scope included landscaping, all wet and dry utilities including waste water treatment plans.