Within the 10-acre development, there are six hectares of landscaping with five heritage sites inspiring its design, including:
• The Mosque – A masterpiece raised from the ground up with columns of jasper, onyx, marble and granite, the Great Mosque of Cordoba is considered one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture – and will inspire the design of Alandalus’ mosque.
• Alhambra – Moorish poets described it as ‘a pearl set in emeralds’. A grand, sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompassing royal palaces with water channels, Alandalus will boast long pools framed by flowerbeds, colonnades and pavilions.
• Andalusia – The name ‘Al Andalus’ originated during the Moorish rule between the 8th and 15th century when Muslim culture had a strong influence on architecture with landmark such Seville’s Alcazar Castle
• Generalife’s Gardens – greens will be developed to reflect the Jardin de la Sultana, which served as a summer palace.
• Costa del Sol – famous for connecting Spanish enclaves by sea, this heritage site within Alandalus will reflect the white and blue colours of the transit point during the Arab age.