To deliver the concept design, ICON found inspiration in African arts; an amorphic pattern blends into the site and produces a fresh and contemporary land- scape design. Bringing together form and function, various spaces were designed with unobstructed movement and destination points with multiple activities. Playgrounds and sports courts offer space for an active lifestyle, while the village area, which is made of recycled portacabins in a contemporary design, offer a recreational experience.

The color palette was inspired by the vibrant African costumes and textiles. These bright colours were re- flected in play elements, built structures, furniture and softscape. Tribal African symbols and drawings were also incorporated in the park’s signage. The idea of eco-awareness and recycling was emphasized with the reuse of portacabins to form the urban village in the heart of the park.

  • Client :Republic of Djibouti, President's Office
  • Location :Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Year :2014
  • Area :173,400 m2
  • Expertise :Landscape, Urban Design, Playgrounds
  • Services :Concept Design