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Apple Dubai Mall in UAE by Foster + Partners

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Apple Dubai Mall is reinventing the traditional introverted idea of mall-based retail as a more outward looking experience that engages with the spectacle of urban life. Its design is a highly innovative response to the culture and climate of the Emirates, while also demonstrating Apple’s pioneering ambition to create inspirational civic spaces for all.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Apple Dubai Mall
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Photography: Nigel Young


Dubai Opera in UAE by LASVIT

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: LASVIT 

Dubai Opera is a truly unique venue and the emirate’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Designed by Janus Rostock of Atkins, Dubai Opera resembles a traditional dhow boat and all elements of the interior and exterior are in keeping with the heritage of Dubai which revolves largely around the water-based industries such as fishing and pearl fishing. In keeping with the design is a stunning new creation from LASVIT which will greet guests as they enter Dubai Opera.

Image Courtesy © LASVIT


Ambient Tower Dubai- Thyssenkrupp by ZERAFA ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Friday, January 20th, 2017


Za’abeel Park has been designed to showcase Dubai’s status as a regional center for the development of high-technology and IT industries through a unique mix of educational and recreational facilities. The development of these facilities within a large scale garden-park setting has created a multi-faceted urban space within the city center for both residents and visitors alike. This urban idea is fundamental to the “new face of Dubai” and the future development of the city within an international context. Within this spirit, the proposed “Emblem” tower for Za’abeel Park should be expressive of the confluence of these regional ideas, energy, and culture which define the modern city with an underlying emotional reference to a more universal iconography.


  • Project: Ambient Tower Dubai- Thyssenkrupp
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, V-Ray
  • Client: Dubai Municipality
  • Joint Venture Architect: Gregory T Waugh, AIA
  • Design Team: Jason Zerafa, Joaquin Boldrini, , Pablo Zamorano, Luis E. Carmona, Katherine Moya.
  • Structural Consultant: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP.
  • Structural Design Team: Ramon Gilsanz, Jessica Mandrick
  • Mechanical Consultant: Consentini
  • Mechanical Design Team: Mike Maybaum, David Leo.
  • Size: 7238 sm.
  • Status: International Competition Proposal.


Hyperloop One in Dubai, UAE by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group 

“With Hyperloop One we have given form to a mobility ecosystem of pods and portals, where the waiting hall has vanished along with waiting itself. Hyperloop One combines collective commuting with individual freedom at near supersonic speed. We are heading for a future where our mental map of the city is completely reconfigured, as our habitual understanding of distance and proximity – time and space – is warped by this virgin form of travel.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.

Image Courtesy © BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Hyperloop One
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Client: Hyperloop One
  • Collaborators: BIG Ideas
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
  • Project Leader: Sören Grünert
  • Team: Erik Berg Kreider, Adi Krainer, Ashton Stare, Cheyenne Vandevoorde, Cristian Lera, Daniele Pronesti, Derek Wong, Domenic Schmid, Evan Wiskup, Francesca Portesine, Kristian Hindsberg, Lam Le Nguyen, Lasse Kristensen, Linda Halim, Maureen Rahman, Ovidiu Munteanu, Pei Pei Yang, Ryan Duval, Stephen Steckel, Terrence Chew, Thomas Christoffersen, Veronica Moretti
  • Date: 08/11/2016
  • Status: In Progress



Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Killa Architectural Design

Killa Design (along with Gensler) has developed the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied 3D printed building in Dubai, UAE. The Office of the Future building is currently the temporary home for the Dubai Future Foundation as well as an exhibition space and incubator for future emerging technologies in the region. The entire structure was printed in concrete using an additive manufacturing technique. It is truly the first fully occupied building in the world to be constructed using such techniques.

Image Courtesy © Killa Architectural Design

Image Courtesy © Killa Architectural Design


Dubai 2020 rail link in UAE by Weston Williamson+Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Dubai World Expo 2020 is one of the most important private sector events in the recent history of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai as the host, aims to make this opportunity a symbol of pride for the country and the region.

It is in this context that his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, recently announced the winners of the prestigious ’Route 2020’ Rail link competition.

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners


1/JBR in Dubai, UAE by EDGE Design

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: EDGE Design 

In its’ quest to discover the best designs and projects in the Middle East and Africa, the International Property Awards in London invited companies to present their finest work. The judging committee chaired by four active members of the House of Lords scrutinised hundreds of entries and EDGE Design has been informed that it has won an African and Arabian Property Award 2016-2017 in the Residential High-rise Development category, for their work on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties.

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

  • Architects: EDGE Design
  • Project: 1/JBR
  • Location: Dubai, UAE



Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: CEBRA landscape

Danish CEBRA architecture reveals a new school project in the United Arab Emirates. In the school part of the teaching will take place outside.

The architectural design of the school in the sustainable city is now official. The school is planned to be built inside the first residential community of its kind in Dubai, and the project aims at rethinking teaching and learning environments in a sustainable way. The forward-thinking school is designed by Danish architect and design practice CEBRA and landscape architect SLA.

Image Courtesy © Renders: CEBRA landscape: SLA

Image Courtesy © Renders: CEBRA landscape: SLA

  • Architects: CEBRA landscape
  • Location: The Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE
  • Renders: CEBRA landscape: SLA
  • Client: Diamond Developers
  • Landscape: SLA
  • Collaboration: Act NOW
  • Size: 10,000 m2


Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence in Dubai, UAE by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The facility includes a Chelation Clinic, Integrated Dental Domes, a Healing Clinic and individual Bungalows for patient’s private residence. Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings, the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction.

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence
  • Location: (Emirates Al Maha Desert Eco Resort & Spa.) Al Ain Oasis, Dubai, UAE
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client (2006): ITAD (Minneapolis-Dubai) – PARISii Holding LCC (Paris-Dubai)
  • Local architect: Qattan Architects, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Engineers for the Bungalows Residence: Steve Huey, Wallace engineering, Kansas City. Mo (US). (2006)
  • Manufacture & engineering for the bungalows:, Kansas City. Mo. (2006)
  • Super Pressure Balloon: Raven Aerostar, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, US
  • Date: 2006 – 2014


Huawei UAE Headquarters in Dubai by 10design

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: 10design

Huawei recently announced its partnership with MENA’s largest ICT hub, Dubai Internet City (DIC) – a member of TECOM Group, to establish its national headquarters in the UAE.  This long term investment will help to drive the country’s vision to make Dubai the smartest city in the world.

Image Courtesy © 10design

Image Courtesy © 10design

  • Architects: 10design
  • Project: Huawei UAE Headquarters
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Client: TECOM
  • Architectural Design Team: Nick Cordingley, Chris Jones, Kishor Lad, Jamie Webb, Eugene de Villiers, Alexey Golbraykh, Sean Quinn, George Aguirre, Karolina Kurzak, and Janet Tam
  • CGI Team: Jon Martin, Yasser Salomon, Peter Alsterholm, David Guardado, and Laura Simonsen
  • Space Type: Grade A Office, Retail and F&B
  • Service: Architecture, Sustainability, CGI
  • Site Area: 2791 sqm
  • GFA: 8195 sqm
  • Height: 30m


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