Golf Residences Masterplan

  • Creating a hierarchy for pedestrian friendly environment & maximising on under-croft parking.

  • Stepping in heights in response to urban grain and views towards golf course

  • Masterplan of 44 building formed from 11 repeated modules

  • Masterplan shaped to increase golf views

  • The site is primary residential, divided into 3 zones of varying density

  • Forming distinct neighbourhoods within a larger community

  • Creating varied hardscape and softscape experiences

  • Phasing the project to create complete neighbourhoods at each stage

    Golf Residences Masterplan

    • Location

      Aqaba, Jordan

    • Area

      90,000 sqm

    • Scope


    • Year

      2014 – 2018

    • Status

      Phase 1 Construction Complete

    The Ayla Golf Residences comprise 50 (4 to 5 storey) buildings on a 90,000 sqm site adjacent to an 18-hole signature golf course. The first of its kind in the Levant, the project presents an opportunity to create exceptional residential apartments with idyllic views towards the landscaped golf course, its water streams and lakes.

    Phase 1 (completed January 2019) comprised of 178 apartments.

    The masterplan is enriched by a mixture of typologies; on the Golf side, the buildings are arranged around gardens, swimming pools and amenities in a series of sweeping crescents to maximise views from all apartments. Each green pocket has different characteristics and is flanked by a cluster of buildings arranged in a traditional Arabic medina typology, with shaded courtyards, creating distinct neighbourhoods and heightening the sense of discovery for its visitors.

    The Avenue apartment buildings are positioned at the gateway of the Ayla development, forming its public front and interface to the city, portraying Ayla’s unique vision and projecting it onto the forward-looking city of Aqaba whilst maintaining sensitivity to its context.

    A central mixed-use complex with panoramic views of the golf course boasts an open air covered souk lined with shops, cafes and restaurants at its base, and office and residential buildings on top.

    The development offers a variety of building types with highly efficient space planning optimised for the needs of a wider demographic. The masterplan creates a balance between density and open space; increasing affordability to integrate people from various social backgrounds and age groups into the Ayla community.

    • Client

      Ayla Oasis Development Co.

    • Team

      Omar Al Omari, Deena Fakhro, Anna Kowal, Mihaela Cojan, Sofia Muzio, Huida Xia, Belle Tung, Christopher Yah, Lucas Ler, Isobel Parnell, Andrew Bardzik

    • Consultants
      • Infrastructural Engineer


      • Softscape Designer

        Ur Garden

      • Lighting Designer