G9 Precinct in Dubai is a 215-acre site located at the juncture of the Central Business District to the west; Phase 3 to the East – an informal, small scale residential environment;
and the canal which permeates these places with water from the Gulf. Formed by the orthogonal grid of the streets, the massing of the west side of the G9 Precinct is formal in style and character. The east side of the precinct is informal and creates irregular open spaces that expand and contract as they move through the mass buildings. Water, a powerful element, feeds the landscape as well as erodes and transforms it. Situated in the formal urban park, an informal fresh water source associated with it runs down the streets and the university quad to return to nature and the sea.