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Dubai: The Latest Architecture and News

Ciel, the World's Tallest Hotel is Under Construction in Dubai Marina

Set to become the world’s tallest hotel upon its completion, Ciel is a high-rise currently under development in Dubai Marina. Designed by NORR, and developed by The First Group (TFG), the tower will reach a height of 360 meters and will house 1,042 luxury suites.

MEAN Designs 3D Printed Concrete Roundabout Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

MEAN* or Middle East Architectural Network has proposed an intervention for Expo 2020 Dubai. The Boulevard Roundabout Pavilion, an 8-meter structure, will be an unmissable iconic proposal that welcomes the public to the world event.

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Dubai Municipality to Become the World's Largest 3D-Printed Building

Once completed, the Dubai Municipality will become the world’s largest 3D printed building, standing tall at 9.5 meters with an area of 640 square meters. Executed by Apis Cor, a U.S.-based company, the structure was directly built on-site.

Courtesy of Apis Cor Courtesy of Apis Cor Courtesy of Apis Cor Courtesy of Apis Cor + 37

Cinema Box - Designing a platform for film exhibition

A room of audience erupts into a fit of giggles as a comical tramp with a short mustache, wearing a suit and tall hat slips on a banana peel. The couple embrace as the man makes her stand on the railing of the ship, grabs her arms and extends them out. "I'm flying" she says, as people swoon in unison over their romantic harmony and impending tragedy.

Cinema is one of the biggest cultural activities in the world. An art form with biggest influence, budget and widespread connectivity. Inducing emotions and crafting perspective, as it grows to be a visual medium

UMBRA Installation / TINKAH

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  • Architects: TINKAH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 200.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Annabel Karim Kassar Transforms 19th-century Structure into a Contemporary Family Home

AKK Architects, an architecture practice founded by architect Annabel Karim Kassar, with offices in Beirut, Dubai, and London, is transforming a historical 19th-century Lebanese home into a contemporary family home. Bayt K was shortlisted for the WAF future projects awards under House category.

© Colombe Clier Courtesy of AKK Architects Courtesy of AKK Architects © Colombe Clier + 15

Hai D3 Offices / ibda design

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  • Architects: ibda design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1877.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

OMA Unveil Major Education Masterplan in Dubai

OMA / Iyad Alsaka have unveiled their design for a major educational masterplan in Dubai. Designed for the Government of Dubai Knowledge Fund, on a site located in the centre of Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the scheme aims to be the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education.

WAL(L)TZ Installation / T SAKHI Architects

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  • Architects: T SAKHI Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 15.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Barjeel Installation / Miskavi Architecture Studio

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X-Space, a Greenway Project in Dubai Wins the Grand WAFX 2019 Prize

Presented to projects that anticipate and address future challenges, the WAFX Award celebrates the “most forward-looking architectural concepts”. X-Space, an urban fabric regeneration project in Dubai, winner of the Smart Cities Category was selected to take on the overall WAFX 2019 prize.

Italy Reveals its CRA-Designed Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Italy has just unveiled its national pavilion, conceived by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, Italo Rota Building Office, matteogatto&associati and F&M Ingegneria. In collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.A.E, the project is a metaphor for the journey from Italy to Dubai.

Courtesy of CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota Building Office, with matteogatto&associati and F&M Ingegneria Courtesy of CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota Building Office, with matteogatto&associati and F&M Ingegneria Courtesy of CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota Building Office, with matteogatto&associati and F&M Ingegneria Courtesy of CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota Building Office, with matteogatto&associati and F&M Ingegneria + 8

Ibda Design to Curate the UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020

Dubai based ibda design, through its principals Wael Al Awar from Lebanon and Kenichi Teramoto from Japan have been appointed as the curators for the National Pavilion of the UAE at the 2020 Venice Biennale. Their winning proposal explores “sea salt as a traditional, locally-sourced building material, and its potential uses for developing sustainable habitation in desert environments like the UAE”.

On Accessibility and Expo 2020: “Expo 2020 Dubai to Be Accessible For People of All Abilities”

Expo Dubai 2020 will showcase new levels of accessibility, ensuring that the topic is thought through at the very first stages of design and that the approach is anchored in the project and the program. With the help of the UK based company Direct Access consultancy, specialized in the incorporation of accessibility into building designs, the expo will try to put in place solutions for regularly faced issues.

Opus / Zaha Hadid Architects

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects + 12

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects ; Design : Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher, Christos Passas
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 84345.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj Design Urban Greenway for Dubai

Architects Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj has designed an urban regeneration project and greenway for Dubai. Dubbed X-Space, the project aims to stitch together the city across Sheikh Zayed Road, the main highway that runs through the United Arab Emirates. Inspired by desert dunes and the movement of sand sweeping across paved roads, the proposal includes one kilometer of new public spaces and green areas to give urban space back to the city and its people.

X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj + 16

Machou Designs World's Longest Urban Agriculture Park for Dubai

Toronto & Dubai based Machou Architects Group has designed the world's longest urban agriculture park for Dubai. Designed to transform the city's most vital highway into an eco-valley, the project has been developed in response to the lack of functional public spaces and sustainable outdoor spaces. Reimagining Sheikh Zayed Road, the project centers on Dubai's main transportation artery and its primary link to other cities.

Dubai Super Park. Image Courtesy of Machou Architects Group Dubai Super Park. Image Courtesy of Machou Architects Group Dubai Super Park. Image Courtesy of Machou Architects Group Dubai Super Park. Image Courtesy of Machou Architects Group + 15

The Landmark At Dubai Creek Harbour

Emaar Development is hosting an International Open Design competition for the Design of The Landmark at the heart of the ambitious new world-class mixed-use waterfront development Dubai Creek Harbour. The Development is a 5.6 Million sqm site and is expected to have 48,500 residential units with a population of 175,000 residents, when completed.