First phase of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Aljada Central Hub will be complete in 2019
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/ccbf17df0d0af7571f285fa434a34cfb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Back in March, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" >Zaha Hadid Architects</a> emerged victorious in the competition to design the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6357/zaha-hadid-architects-to-design-aljada-central-hub-in-sharjah" rel="nofollow" >new Aljada Central Hub</a> in Sharjah, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/104498/uae" rel="nofollow" >UAE</a>. Today, the firm announced that phase one of the $6.5 billion development is scheduled to be complete in the first quarter of 2019.
At a whopping 1.9 million square feet, the Central Hub's focal points are a large central plaza and public observation tower. The first phase of the Hub will include an outdoor cinema space for screenings and pop-ups, a food truck village, skate park, and family-friendly facilities.
The second and third phases of the project are expected to be finished by 2020 and 2022, respectively. These two phases will include the construction of: a 65,000 sq.ft. waterplay area, an “extreme” sports center, an 11-screen cinema, an adventure golf course, and a 340,000 sq.ft. community park that will have of species of trees and plants” and numerous outdoor sports facilities — just to name...