Dubai Buildings: UAE Architecture

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Dubai Architecture

Architecture in UAE : New Buildings + Architectural Developments

Buildings in Dubai

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Dubai Buildings.

Floating Villas With Underwater Rooms In Dubai

Floating Villas With Underwater Rooms In Dubai – Published on 11 Mar 2016:

Dubai Architecture Designs – chronological list

Dubai Architecture News : images + links of new Dubai buildings
Michael Schumacher Skyscraper Dubai
image : Laboratory for Visionary Architecture

UAE is famous for a lavish lifestyle and rapid expansion. Dubai architecture is extremely dynamic, praised for pushing design boundaries, but criticised for an ‘anything goes’ attitude. The UAE property market is currently stagnant. Famous architects with buildings in the city include Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners, Snøhetta and UNStudio. A large proportion of new architecture is by Atkins and RMJM.

Dubai Architect Offices

We have 4 pages of Dubai Architecture selections with links to numerous individual project pages.

Dubai Buildings : news + key projects (this page)

Dubai Architecture Designs : A-F

Dubai Architecture : G-P

Dubai Building Designs : R-Z

Building Walks + Visits in the City:

Dubai Architecture Tours – launched May 2014

UAE Building – Latest Designs

UAE Architecture News, selected, chronological:

Dubai Creek Observation Tower Building – 16 Feb 2016
Design: Santiago Calatrava
Dubai Creek Observation Tower Building by Santiago Calatrava
image © Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava won the competition to design an observation tower for the Dubai Creek Harbor development in the city, reports Bustler.

Butterfly Aviary, Noor Island, Sharjah – 2 Feb 2016
Design: 3deluxe, architects
Butterfly Aviary on Noor Island
photograph : Björn Asmussen

Having completed the Butterfly Pavilion on Noor Island in the middle of the capital of the Arab Emirate Sharjah in December, this German design studio is now releasing first image material of another design element on Noor Island: the Butterfly Aviary.

ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai – 25 Jan 2016
Design: Foster + Partners
ICD Brookfield Place Dubai
image from architect

The groundbreaking of ICD Brookfield Place, a 1.5 million square foot office and retail development located in the Dubai International Financial Centre district (DIFC), was announced this week.

[DUBAI 09] – Dubai Architecture School Tower Competition – 8 Nov 2013
Dubai Architecture School Tower Competition
image from competition organisers
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest. Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition. Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit.

Al Bahr Towers news – 17 Sep 2013
Al Bahr Towers
photo from architects
This pair of skyscraper buildings designed by global architecture studio Aedas was voted 2nd place in the Emporis Skyscraper Awards. Previously they were won CTBUH’s First Innovation Award. The buildings won due to their innovative facade. The outer skin of the facades is rotated by computer in response to the sun’s position, leading to a large reduction in thermal energy inside the buildings. This design feature comes from the Arab mashrabiya windows found in traditional Islamic architecture.

Dubai Sustainable City Masterplan
Design: Baharash Architecture
Dubai Sustainable City
image from architects

Dubai Sustainable City – 9 Jun 2013
Baharash Architecture beats international field of contenders to win phase 2 of Dubai Sustainable City. London’s Baharash Architecture has seen off a shortlist of ‘prominent international’ practices to land the second phase of the 46 hectare Dubai Sustainable City project.

Dubai Skyscrapers
U-bora Towers Dubai
image © Aedas Ltd

Dubai Buildings Competition Winners – 11 May 2011

Major Dubai Architecture Projects

This Dubai Architecture page contains links to hundreds of individual pages on the key buildings. We aim to select the most signficant UAE buildings. Since 2008 construction has slowed though some major buildings such as Ferrari World have been completed since the recession started.

Burj Khalifa tower
world’s tallest building
Burj Khalifa
photo © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Burj Khalifa tower + Burj Khalifa Dubai
Burj Al Alam tower
Design: Nikken Sekkei
Burj Al Alam tower
picture from architect

Burj Al Alam tower
Burj al Arab
Design: Atkins
Burj al Arab
photo from architect

Burj al Arab Hotel
Palm Island
Design: RMJM Architects
Palm Island Dubai
model photo © RMJM

Palm Island Dubai

Dubai Buildings

UAE Buildings listed alphabetically:

0-14 tower, Business Bay Building
RUR Architecture – Reiser + Umemoto
0-14 tower
image from architect

Dubai Business Bay tower
Anara Tower, Sheik Zayed Road
Architects: Atkins
Anara Tower
picture from architect

Anara Tower : 600m+ skyscraper
DIFC Lighthouse Dubai building
Architects: Atkins
DIFC Lighthouse
architecture image from architects

DIFC Lighthouse
Dubai Opera House Building
Zaha Hadid Architects
Dubai Opera House
picture from architect

Dubai Opera House
Dubai Pearl
Schweger Association Architects
Dubai Pearl Building
picture from architects

Dubai Pearl
Dubai Signature Towers
Zaha Hadid Architects
Dubai Signature Towers
picture from architect

Dubai Signature Towers
Iris Bay
Architects: Atkins
Sheth Tower Dubai
image from architect

Iris Bay skyscraper
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Architects: Atkins
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Architecture : photo from Jumeirah

Jumeirah Beach Hotel Building
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Norr Group – Hazel Wong
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
photo from Jumeirah

Jumeirah Emirates Towers Buildings
Palm Island Dubai
RMJM Architects
Palm Island Dubai
picture from architect

Palm Island : iconic Dubai Architecture

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Atlantis Hotel Building
Atlantis Hotel Dubai
photo from architect
Dubai tower building
Dubai tower building
picture from architect




UAE Buildings

Dubai Architecture A-I, no images

Dubai Building Designs : J-Z, no images

Wild Wadi Water Park buildings
Wild Wadi Water Park
architecture image © from Atkins

Buildings / photos for the Dubai Buildings page welcome

Dubai Architecture + Architects – page