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

06:30 - 22 August, 2019
On Accessibility and Expo 2020: “Expo 2020 Dubai to Be Accessible For People of All Abilities” , © Jimmy Baikovicius under the license CC BY-SA 2.0
© Jimmy Baikovicius under the license CC BY-SA 2.0

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

06:00 - 5 August, 2019
Opus / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

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

Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj Design Urban Greenway for Dubai

05:00 - 31 May, 2019
Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj Design Urban Greenway for Dubai, X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj
X Space. Image Courtesy of Mouaz Abouzaid and Dima Faraj

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

13:00 - 20 May, 2019
Machou Designs World's Longest Urban Agriculture Park for Dubai, Dubai Super Park. Image Courtesy of Machou Architects Group
Dubai Super Park. Image Courtesy of Machou Architects Group

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

16:00 - 13 May, 2019
The Landmark At Dubai Creek Harbour, The Landmark Open Design competition
The Landmark Open Design competition

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.

Peyote Dubai Restaurant / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

16:00 - 10 May, 2019
Peyote Dubai Restaurant / Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 29

Applications Open for Dubai Design Week

13:00 - 10 May, 2019
Applications Open for Dubai Design Week, Courtesy of Dubai Design Week
Courtesy of Dubai Design Week

Applications are now open for Dubai Design Week in the United Arab Emirates. Applicants are encouraged to submit ideas and proposals to host an event, showcase a product or stage a creative project during the region’s largest creative festival. Much of Dubai Design Week’s program is made up of partner events and activities, held both at Dubai Design District and at locations across the city and the UAE.

Courtesy of Dubai Design Week Courtesy of Dubai Design Week Courtesy of Dubai Design Week Courtesy of Dubai Design Week + 7

TED Talk: Es Devlin Explores Iconic Stage Designs for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West and More

13:00 - 3 May, 2019
TED Talk: Es Devlin Explores Iconic Stage Designs for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West and More, Courtesy of Es Devlin
Courtesy of Es Devlin

Artist and designer Es Devlin recently joined TED2019 to explore her iconic stage sculptures and upcoming work for Expo 2020 Dubai. Creating works for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West, U2 and more, Devlin is known for creating large-scale performative sculptures and environments that fuse music, language and light. Her TED Talk highlights a visual journey of Devlin's work to illustrate her incredible creative process.

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Thailand Begins Construction on "Curtain of Blossoms" for Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion

13:00 - 29 April, 2019
Thailand Begins Construction on "Curtain of Blossoms" for Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion, Thailand Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai
Thailand Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai

The Kingdom of Thailand has broken ground for its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, becoming the first South East Asian country to begin the construction of its pavilion. The Thailand Pavilion will represent the country through its ‘Mobility for the Future’ theme to showcase transportation, logistics, digital connectivity and personal mobility. To help reduce the heat transmitting to the building, the pavilion will be draped in a curtain made from more than 500 artificial blossoms. Inspired by traditional floral garlands used to welcome guests, the design symbolizes hospitality, luck and respect.

Thailand Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai Thailand Pavilion Groundbreaking. Image Courtesy of Kingdom of Thailand, Expo 2020 Dubai Thailand Pavilion Thailand Pavilion + 7

Dodi Moss Team Designs an Ethereal Italian Pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020 Competition

04:00 - 21 March, 2019
Dodi Moss Team Designs an Ethereal Italian Pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020 Competition, © Dodi Moss
© Dodi Moss

Responding to the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai, “Beauty Unites People,” a team led by Dodi Moss imagined a multi-layered architectural experience evoking Italy’s history and identity. The design pulls apart the pieces that make up architectural space, separating the building into its structural volume and its tactile, material components. The proposal won third place in Invitalia’s competition to design the Italian Pavilion at the Expo, behind carlorattiassociati and Gianluca Peluffa & Partners.

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OMA and Inside Outside "Honor Generosity" with a Field of Engraved Columns in Dubai

09:00 - 4 March, 2019
OMA and Inside Outside "Honor Generosity" with a Field of Engraved Columns in Dubai, © OMA and Inside Outside
© OMA and Inside Outside

OMA and Inside Outside have collaborated on the design of a vast monument in Dubai, titled “Ethar – Honoring Generosity.” The installation consists of a field of 1,680 triangular-shaped recycled aluminum columns arrayed like a magnetic field, engraved with stories from Arabic scholars, scientists, and thinkers.

The installation was designed to celebrate the “unique culture of charitable giving in the United Arab Emirates with a physical installation that is part of the urban landscape of Dubai.” Designed for a site on Jumeirah Beach, the monument’s character can also be adapted for various contexts, whether dispersed throughout the city or appearing in key urban locations as a symbol of Emirati culture.

© OMA and Inside Outside © OMA and Inside Outside © OMA and Inside Outside © OMA and Inside Outside + 6

What Urbanism Needs to Learn from Dubai

07:00 - 11 February, 2019
What Urbanism Needs to Learn from Dubai , Photo by Flickr user Lars Plougmann
Photo by Flickr user Lars Plougmann

In the past three decades, Dubai has grown from a dusty desert town to a strategic hub for international business and tourism. As a result, several cities in the developing world have been competing to outdo one another in the race to replicate this development model—an urbanism largely built around the automobile, luxury villas, gleaming skyscrapers, massive shopping malls, and ambitious “smart” cities, designed and built from scratch. Across Africa, these new developments go by different names: Eko Atlantic City Nigeria, Vision City in Rwanda, Ebene Cyber City in Mauritius; Konza Technology City in Kenya; Safari City in Tanzania; Le Cite du Fleuve in DR Congo, and several others. All are mimicries of Dubai.

A First Look at Dubai's Supertall "Burj Jumeira" designed by SOM

09:00 - 8 February, 2019
A First Look at Dubai's Supertall "Burj Jumeira" designed by SOM, © Dubai Holding
© Dubai Holding

Dubai Holding has released details of the latest skyscraper planned for the UAE metropolis, designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill. The Burj Jumeira will soar 550 meters in the air, “inspired by the harmonious ripples of the UAE’s desert sand dunes and its flowing oases.” Inaugurated by the UAE’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on January 31st, 2019, the new tower will be built as part of a vast development known as Downtown Jumeira, “a city of the future distinguished by its intelligent design and cohesive infrastructure and network.”

The tower’s façade is to be covered in digital displays that can be utilized for various occasions and celebrations, with a 450-meter-high sky lounge and sky restaurant complete with interactive surfaces. The tower will also contain multiple observation decks giving visitors 360-degree panoramic views of Dubai, rising from a base designed in the outline of the Sheikh’s fingerprint.

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Clément Blanchet and AREP Propose Design for France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

04:00 - 11 January, 2019
Clément Blanchet and AREP Propose Design for France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, © Plompmozes, Courtesy of Clement Blanchet Architecture
© Plompmozes, Courtesy of Clement Blanchet Architecture

Clément Blanchet Architecture in collaboration with Etienne Tricaud (AREP) have been shortlisted for the French pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The winner will be announced in February. The proposal is intended to enhance both the virtual world and the real to support human communication, cultures and interactions. The pavilion will be built around the themes of Light and Mobility to create a hidden oasis with two vertical gardens facing one another.

Siemens to use Expo 2020 Dubai as a Test Bed for Smart Cities

09:00 - 20 December, 2018
Siemens to use Expo 2020 Dubai as a Test Bed for Smart Cities, British Pavilion. Image © Es Devlin
British Pavilion. Image © Es Devlin

Tech giant Siemens is to partner with World Expo 2020 Dubai in rolling out a major smart building project, encompassing 130 structures in a digital platform to control energy efficiency, comfort, safety, and security.

As reported by Arabian Business, Siemens will “digitally connect, monitor, and manage essential functions of 137 buildings across the 4.38 square kilometer site, through its cloud-based energy analytics platform, Siemens Navigator.”

NUDES Designs a Mosque of Light for Dubai

13:00 - 7 December, 2018
NUDES Designs a Mosque of Light for Dubai, Mosque of Light. Image Courtesy of NUDES
Mosque of Light. Image Courtesy of NUDES

Mumbai-based NUDES architecture office have revealed a new design called "Mosque of Light" as their entry in the Dubai Creek Harbor competition. The project was designed as a play in light with a multi-layered geometrical form to filter daylight softly into the prayer hall. The mosque explores the combination of light and built form around a spiritual experience.

Mosque of Light. Image Courtesy of NUDES Mosque of Light. Image Courtesy of NUDES Mosque of Light. Image Courtesy of NUDES Mosque of Light. Image Courtesy of NUDES + 7

Yong Ju Lee and Atelier KJ Create Floating Frames for Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

13:00 - 6 December, 2018
Yong Ju Lee and Atelier KJ Create Floating Frames for Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Elusive Boundary Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Yong Ju Lee Architecture + Atelier KJ
Elusive Boundary Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Yong Ju Lee Architecture + Atelier KJ

Yong Ju Lee Architecture and Atelier KJ have created "Elusive Boundary" for the Korean Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The project is designed as a place for radical encounters of different fields. The main theme of Korean Pavilion, Mobility, is defined as a new space of possibility created by movement between territories and escape/expansion to new territories. The movement defined by new mobility is not linear, but a simultaneous event between territories.

Elusive Boundary Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Yong Ju Lee Architecture + Atelier KJ Elusive Boundary Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Yong Ju Lee Architecture + Atelier KJ Elusive Boundary Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Yong Ju Lee Architecture + Atelier KJ Elusive Boundary Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Yong Ju Lee Architecture + Atelier KJ + 15

Leila Heller Gallery / L.S. Design

21:00 - 1 December, 2018
Leila Heller Gallery / L.S. Design, © 8th Street Studio
© 8th Street Studio

© 8th Street Studio © 8th Street Studio © 8th Street Studio © 8th Street Studio + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Al-Serkal Avenue, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Omar Abdelghafour
  • Other participants

    Omar Abdelghafour, Gerald Magpantay, Darin De-Grads
  • Area

    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs