Reader’s of “Travel and Leisure – USA” voted the Oberoi Group as the world’s best hotel brand in 2013. See the list of Travel and Leisure’s top five, below. Verdaus Landscape Architects was selected to design the external spaces of … Continue reading
Laith Wark from Verdaus recently visited the 911 Memorial Site in New York, designed by Peter Walker. The site, “Ground Zero”, was redeveloped as a memorial in honor of the innocent people who died during the tragic events that occurred … Continue reading
Last month Laith Wark from Verdaus visited the Highline (designed by James Corner Field Operations and others) on a side trip during a business visit to the USA. It was early summer and the weather was amazing. The Highline was … Continue reading
Verdaus provided landscape design services for the Change Initiative Store in Dubai. The store aims to bring to Dubai a ‘one-stop’ marketplace for sustainable products and services such as advice on how to make the home and workplace more sustainable.
This project offered the opportunity to develop a planting scheme using plant species that were either native to the local area or required less water – in keeping with the sustainable mission of the Change Initiative. Verdaus also offered advice on how to achieve the LEED rating in a cost effective way, reducing the landscape budget by over 100%.
The project is in Barsha and is visible from Sheikh Zayed road. Keep a lookout for the splash of green!
Landscape Middle East Magazine recently covered a Verdaus project with a focus on integrated water resource management. The article, “SoharUniversity– Landscape Irrigation and Waste Water Treatment” is an interesting cover of how foresight, collaboration and innovation can offer environmental benefits and cost savings.
In 2007, Sohar University appointed a consultant team to prepare a new master plan. Verdaus Landscape Architects LLC was part of the consultant team. Later, during the detailed design stage, Sohar University commissioned Mizan Consult to prepare a Feasibility Study and then a design for a “Reed Bed” system for waste water treatment. This design offers considerable advantages over the present system of removing waste water by tanker. Intensive collaboration between Verdaus and Mizan identified ways to integrate the landscape irrigation and waste water treatment systems to provide further advantages. Continue reading