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Ibn Hani

Lattakia, Syria

Ibn Hani is fast becoming a popular regional tourist and holiday attraction. To help manage its development, Gensler prepared a comprehensive master plan for the 32-hectare oceanfront site, with accommodation for a range of facilities and uses including timeshare properties, apartments, studio flats and a five-star hotel along with retail, leisure clubs and a marina. The landscape design centers on a series of open spaces and linear parks that form the versatile heart of the development. Visually interesting routes, redolent of the site’s green context, intersect the plan; and landscaped spaces draw inspiration from local archaeology, history and agricultural patterns.