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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Organic Cities in United Arab Emirates by LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS

 
May 29th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS

Luca Curci architects studio has designed a landmark for the United Arab Emirates skyline with an innovative project based on the concept of “Organic Cities”. The organic buildings become part of the new megalopolis, merging and mixing residential elements with business divisions, shopping life with wellness areas, cultural places with social life. The aim is to create a common place where people can live, meet, learn, work, socialize and create new mixing cultures.

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  • Architects: LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Organic Cities
  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Collaborators: Arch. Andrea Colangiuli, Arch. Nicola Boccadoro, Designer Wafa Chawachi

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Image Courtesy © LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS

The project is organized in 2 groups: organic buildings on the earth, and “moons” on the sea. All of them are connected and linked each other with roads, parks, and running streets. The aggregations on the ground are futuristic and have organic shapes. The “moons” on the sea are divided into 3 kinds: the smaller are private residences with a private approach from the sea and from the air. The middle “moons” are hotels that can be reached by the sea, the road and the air.

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The biggest “moons” are residences, hotels and private apartments. The aggregations of buildings near the sea have shapes conceived to live on desert ground, because they can be realized on it. The idea starts from the nature structures that are able to live near the sea, with sun and wind and any kind of natural element. They exist to be the future and evolution of contemporary metropolis. This kind of structures will develop again the connections between humans, during everyday life, with thousand of common places that will aggregate crowds, to win the alienation of XX and XXI century cities.

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THE PROJECT
The masterplan has been created to be adaptive and to evolve. It will depend on the different places where to build it. The first 5 buildings and 5 moons are completely full of any kind of services available to be built in our contemporary cities, with a great attention to social life, human connections, common places where to meet, real social life.

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The total floor area will host more than 150.000 habitants, with 50% of the lot area dedicated to green and connections, open areas, common grounds, places. More than 800.000 square meters dedicated to hotels, spa, wellness areas, 6.300.000 square meters to shopping malls, galleries, museums, 4.500.000 square meters to offices and other social services.

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Covering a total constructed area of 600.000 square meters, the program will host residencies, offices and collective and commercial spaces. The tallest building will reach 470 meters while the second and third of the first group on the ground will successively descend in height. The tallest “moon” on the sea will reach 190 meters while the second 115 meters and the third 90 meters.

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ABOUT US

LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS deals with architecture design, structural calculation, bioclimatic planning and green building, consolidations and restructuring, architecture and monumental restoration, urban design, leisure/sport spaces planning, furniture design and interior design and industrial design.

The quality of our life is strongly influenced by the architecture quality in which we live and that surrounds us. Our design is mainly based on the relationship between man and environment, and it’s represented by an architecture in which individual well-being and environmental sustainability are closely related.

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LUCA CURCI
Luca Curci (Bari, 1975) is an Italian artist, architect and designer, graduated in Architecture at the University of Camerino, Italy. In 2006 he founded the architecture firm LUCA CURCI ARCHITECTS which has realized several projects of residential buildings, private houses, villas, restaurants and stores. In 2007 he realized the detailed design of a footbridge built on the river Seine in Paris, and in 2011 he designed and realized different Apple stores in Italy.

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In 2012 he designed the “Tipico Italiano Fast Food Restaurant” European franchising and “Five Senses design hotel”, an exclusive five-room hotel, based on the five senses’ theme. With the project “Organic Cities” of 2013, designed for the United Arab Emirates, he deals with the theme of environmental planning and architecture sustainability.

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In 2001 he founded International ArtExpo, an independent group of artists, which realized several international contemporary art events all-over the world. In 2004 he founded It’s LIQUID, a communication platform with over 100.000 subscribers, dedicated to art, architecture and design.

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