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UAE Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:
Dubai Architecture Designs – chronological list
Dubai Architecture Tours by e-architect
25 Mar 2020
Springs Warehouse Gym in UAE
10 Feb 2020
Dubai 2020 Expo Entry Portals in UAE
2 Nov 2019
Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art in Sharjah – 1st Prize Winner News
Design: Architects AIDIA STUDIO
images courtesy of architects office
Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art in Sharjah
First Prize Winner, Tamayouz Excellency Award, Barjeel Foundation
1 Nov 2019
Barjeel Museum for Modern Arab Art, Sharjah
Design: Architect Habibeh Madjdabadi
image courtesy of architects
Habibeh Madjdabadi’s Museum for Modern Arab Art in the UAE
14 Oct 2019
Light Middle East
Opens on Tuesday 15th October.
Light Middle East event registration
15 – 17 October 2019
Dubai World Trade Centre
19 Sep 2019
Hotel Room Design Challenge News
Godwin Austen Johnson has won the Hotel Room Design Challenge at The Hotel Show Dubai.
A new feature for this year The Hotel Room Design Challenge was introduced to showcase some of the UAE’s leading interior designers and fit out contractors.
Competing teams were given a designated space within the event to create their room set design, based upon a theme Dubai: A World of Possibility, A Lifetime of Stories. Visitors at the event were asked to vote for their favourite room set design during the first and second days of the Hotel Show, and the winning team was awarded at the Middle East Hospitality Awards.
Headed by a young team of designers from GAJ the Wander concept was conceived by junior designer Faizal Razak and interior designer Abdallah Mohamed Gad and supported by junior designer Hala Abdelbaky and intern Aya Faour with guidance from senior members of the team.
Their room design was contemporary, sleek and minimalistic with elements deigned to create a practical multifunctional experience. The materiality was hand-picked to reflect sustainability and durability throughout the space with use of recycled and low environmental impact materials. Flexibility and adaptability were some of the key influences throughout the design allowing users to create various possibilities functionally both inside and outside the space.
“The team for this initiative was chosen based on their passion for the project. It was an exciting challenge and we wanted to ensure the people working on it were going to see it as a platform to showcase their creativity and technical skills,” said Jacinda Raniolo, lead creative designer at Godwin Austen Johnson.
– NOAF Interiors
– Green Coverings
– International Hotel Supply Company
– Assa Abloy
– Studio Art
– Ikon House
– Huda Lighting
– Indigo Living
2 Aug 2019
Timber Pavilion at Dubai Design Week 2019
Architects: Collaborative Architecture
image courtesy of architects
Timber Pavilion Dubai Design Week 2019
Collaborative Architecture to install, an innovative, islamic pattern inspired,
Timber Pavilion – ‘The Souk’ at Dubai Design Week, Dubai, UAE
11-16 Nov 2019
8 July 2019
ASMA Dubai Mall
Architects: H2R Design
photo : Nikola Stokanovic
ASMA Dubai Mall Restaurant
A Middle Eastern restaurant, inspired by the mother of three Emirati siblings (entrepreneurs).
25 Apr 2019
‘Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat’ lighting CPD with Dyson
Date: 30 April 2019, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Dubai Design District, Building 1A, 1st Floor, ESAG Design Hub
Learn about the Human connection to natural light and our dependence on the right light at the right time to keep us in sync with our natural Circadian Rhythms. Explore with Dyson the current understanding of visual and nonvisual effects of light and how this ties up with WELL Building Standard 2.0.
24 + 19 Mar 2019
RIBA Middle East architecture Events in Dubai
Leaders in Architecture Summit
27 – 28 March 2019
Join over 100 senior level professionals from the construction industry at this 2 day architecture summit in Dubai.
Leaders in Architecture MENA is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designers and senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers and solution providers. Gathering the most senior industry professionals from across the world, the summit provides a unique opportunity to learn from and get inspired by leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture, set future business plans and appreciate breathtaking and daring architecture.
RIBA Gulf Chapter Chair and Founder of Dabbagh Architects, Sumaya Dabbagh, will be participating in the event along with more than 100 senior level architects, designers and developers.
To explore your participation options, please contact the organizers at email@example.com or on +420797610422.
CPD: RIBA Inclusive Design (Access) seminar in Dubai
17 April 2019
Would you like to learn more about inclusive design? This seminar will identify key aspects of inclusive design, informing structure and overall design, as well as reviewing key detail designs, common misconceptions and design errors. Sponsored by Geberit.
Essential advice on Inclusive Design for Architects and the Dubai Universal Design Strategy
17 April 2019, 6pm to 9pm, Dubai
Geberit d3, Dubai Design District, Dubai
As Access becomes a key requirement of successful architecture, all built schemes will need to be suitable for all users no matter what their capability.
In the first half day RIBA CPD seminar of 2019, Jane Simpson, Access Expert and Architect will explore the imperatives and the process of Inclusive Design and give you the tools to meet your obligations. Inclusive Design is a Core CPD curriculum topic and this seminar will count towards your CPD points.
CPD: Inclusive Design (Access) seminar in Dubai
The presentation will be split into two parts:
Overview of the Philosophy of inclusion
Comparison of the UK and Dubai approach and an explain the benefits of diversity
Detailed explanation of requirements from construction stages from briefing to completion using the sequential journey
Review of design standards – Universal Design Strategy, Dubai
Overview of key structure and design concerns
Guidance on design approach to produce successful and compliant schemes
The Speaker: Jane Simpson, Jane Simpson Access Ltd
Jane is Director of Jane Simpson Access Ltd and a RIBA Chartered Architect and consultant member of the National Register of Access Consultants (NRAC) and one of the UK’s leading experts in the field. She sits on the Civic Trust Selwyn Goldsmith Awards Panel, is the RIBA’s Specialist Practice Advisor on inclusion, representing them on Design Council, Regulations & Standards, CPD, Architects for Change, UIA Architecture for All Western Europe and BSI committees.
• RIBA/CIAT Members 120AED + VAT (UAE Dirhams)
• Non-members 240AED + VAT (UAE Dirhams)
How to book https://www.architecture.com/whats-on/inclusive-design-in-dubai
Sponsors Geberit made this UAE architecture event possible.
5 Mar 2019
Internationally Recognized Transportation and Commercial Building Designer Now Leading Architectural Studio at Perkins+Will Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Morgan Fleming, an architect who managed the design of Kuwait International Airport’s Terminal 2 and the expansion of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s Pier A in The Netherlands, in addition to dozens of other large-scale projects in cities around the world, is now the design director of Perkins + Will’s Dubai studio.
In his new role, Fleming oversees the studio’s design teams and works directly with clients to realize their visions for corporate, commercial, civic, and cultural buildings, as well as transportation projects. Familiar with the culture and economic development goals of the Middle East and North Africa thanks to a decade spent working there, Fleming is both highly qualified for the position and passionate about it.
“I’ve always had a unique appreciation of, and affinity for, the design culture of this region. To me, it reflects the cherished balance of two distinct values: the preservation of history and cultural heritage, and the celebration of urban modernity in an increasingly global economy,” Fleming says. “I’m honored to be able to help our clients here maintain that important balance through intelligent design and architecture.”
Fleming’s personal design ethos complements that of Perkins+Will, too. Both are committed to architectural excellence through the design of places that support health, happiness, and well-being; reduce energy and water use; and protect and restore the natural environment.
“Morgan is a world-class architect in every way. He brings to our studio—and to our clients—just the right mix of international and regional experience, enthusiasm, and expertise,” says Richard Marshall, interim managing director of Perkins+Will’s Dubai studio. “From design to on-site construction management, he understands every aspect of our business, both here and abroad, and he has a proven track record of successful project outcomes.”
Other noteworthy projects in Fleming’s portfolio include The Spire in London, planned to be the tallest residential tower in Europe; the expansion of Terminal 2 at Heathrow International Airport, also in London; the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Residences in San Francisco, California—part of the city’s new Oceanwide Center development; the HS1 Vision Plan for the California High-Speed Rail Authority in Sacramento, California; and the National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Fleming is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a registered Architect in the State of New York. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
4 Mar 2019
Ethar – Honoring Generosity
Design: OMA and Inside Outside
image Courtesy architecture office
Ethar – Honoring Generosity
OMA and Inside Outside have collaborated on a design for a field of columns engraved with stories from Arabic scholars, scientists and thinkers, unified in a monumental landscape embodying generosity and knowledge.
24 Feb 2019
RIBA DIT Dubai Networking Reception
Meet with key influencers and decision makers in architecture, construction sectors and local government.
RIBA DIT Dubai Networking Reception
Sol Sky Lounge, Zabeel House, Dubai UAE
6.30pm Monday 18 March 2019
First networking event of 2019.
This informal evening is a great opportunity to meet influencers and decision makers in architecture, construction sectors and local government at the new contemporary Zabeel House hotel in Dubai Creek.
You will be able to enjoy drinks and canapes on the beautiful rooftop Sol Sky Bar and take in the spectacular views of the Dubai skyline at sundown.
The event is being run in partnership with the UK government’s Department of International Trade Dubai office, and we are delighted that we will be joined by senior staff from the British Embassy who will give an insight into their operations in Dubai and the UAE. You will also get the chance to catch up with RIBA staff to hear the latest news from the institute and our plans for RIBA International Regions in 2019.
The event is the social highlight of a three-day architecture export mission, delivered by RIBA and DIT to bring five up and coming UK practices to Dubai. As part of the RIBA’s work to celebrate excellence in architecture and design, there will also be a pop-up architecture exhibition on display, showing work from RIBA Chartered practices from both the UK and the RIBA Gulf Chapter.
Bookings close on 14 March and spaces are limited so please register now to ensure your place for this exciting event.
Website: RIBA DIT Architecture Networking News
22 Feb 2019
Al Seef Dubai by 10 Design up for MIPIM Awards 2019
photo : Gerry O’Leary
2 Feb 2019
Smart Traffic and Road Safety Summit
Date: 25th March 2019
Venue: Park Hyatt Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Smart Traffic and Road Safety Summit, Dubai 2019, aspires to identify and analyze Traffic and Road Safety challenges in UAE and the Middle East.
Given the tremendous developments in UAE and the Middle East and the expansion of road networks, evolution of road transport and the new policies and strategies to overcome traffic related obstacles, Smart Traffic, Road Safety and Accident Prevention have become more critical than ever.
27 Jan 2019
Warehouse GYM D3 in Dubai
26 Jan 2019
Al Bait Resort in Sharjah, UAE
19 Jan 2019
RIBA Architects’ Breakfast Dubai
‘Fire Strategy and Building Assurance for Architects: How to Avoid Common Mistakes’
With guest speaker, specialist fire safety engineer, Peter Stephenson of Warringtonfire UAE
The event took place on Tuesday 12 February 2019 and was held in association with Geberit Group who have kindly sponsored a programme of activities with RIBA in the UAE this year. This UAE architectural event took place at their wonderful facilities in Dubai Design District.
Al Fattan Towers Dubai, The Walk, Dubai Marina
Design: Tabanlioglu Architects (TA_)
photo © Elif Simge Fettahoğlu
Al Fattan Towers Dubai Marina
Location: Dubai, UAE
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