The size of the park. It was once a 19th-century railway station in District 1. Pedestrian walkways will reference railway tracks and there will also be outdoor art galleries, performance pavilions and sports zones.
The angle at which the park’s artificial “solar trees” will be tilted to optimise electricity generation via photovoltaic cells. There will also be “water purification trees” to recycle rainwater.
Projected opening date for the park. Construction on the project, headed up by international architecture practice LAVA in partnership with ASPECT Studios, will begin next year.
Three other Central Parks around the network
1. Central Park, New York
Undoubtedly the world’s most iconic Central Park, this behemoth 340ha green lung in Manhattan features a wealth of attractions, including a carousel, a zoo and even a castle.
2. Central Park, Sydney
This mixed-use development is among the largest urban renewal projects in Sydney. Once home to a brewery, the site now features a 117m residential tower, a 6,400m2 park, a mall and more.
3. Central Park, Dubai
Dubai might soon have its own Central Park too – in this case, a residential neighbourhood that’s built around 40,000m2 of green space. Facilities will include tennis courts, swimming pools and cafés.
This article was originally published in the October 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine