Peninsula Islands Masterplan


Peninsula Islands Masterplan

  • Location

    Aqaba, Jordan

  • Area

    150,000 sqm

  • Scope


  • Year

    2013 – Current

  • Status


Ayla is a world-class community around a series of manmade lagoons on the Gulf of Aqaba. With a total site area of 4.3Million sqm, its scale and level of amenities are unprecedented in Jordan. The Peninsula Islands Villas are positioned on prime, 150,000 sqm organically shaped islands at the breakwater entrance with panoramic views towards the Red sea and the marina lagoon. With limited seafront in Jordan, this is a unique opportunity to create exceptional residences that stand out from customary resort developments yet respond to their context and appreciate the culture and climate of their place.

The masterplan differentiates between its various zones to avoid the repetitiveness ubiquitous in large scale developments. Its distinct neighbourhoods offer diverse public landscapes giving each its unique characteristics including features such as a white-sand beach, Historic Ruins within landscaped gardens, parks, playgrounds, sports and leisure facilities.

The 77 villas are designed using a variable modular strategy; each villa consists of two wings that adapt to the different plot shapes creating different forms, reducing apparent repetition, offering choice and distinction for its individual residents whilst maintaining a coherent project identity and a sense of place. The villas are positioned to utilize the full potential of their plots, offering ease of access whilst maintaining their privacy and exclusivity, and maximizing the views towards their magnificent surroundings.

  • Client

    Ayla Oasis Development Co.

  • Team

    Omar Al Omari, Deena Fakhro, Anna Kowal, Piotr Ehrenhalt, Victor Hadjikyriacou, Huida Xia

  • Consultants
    • Infrastructural Engineer


    • Softscape Designer

      Ur Garden

    • Lighting Designer