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Deadline to design UK pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 has been extended

The deadline for the design tender of the UK‘s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been extended, reported Construction Week. According to a listing by the UK‘s Department of International Trade (DIT), tendered services cover the architectural, construction, engineering, and inspection categories. Companies initially had until 24 April, … More

Dubai’s One Za’abeel to feature world’s largest cantilever

Dubai-backed Kerzner International Holdings, the firm behind Atlantis Resort & Residences and One&Only Resorts, has introduced One&Only Urban Resorts, which will launch in mixed use development One Za’abeel. According to Arabian Business, the project’s two towers are linked horizontally by the world’s largest … More

Sharjah’s East Village is designed to target young professionals

ARADA has announced the launch of East Village, a new creative residential community targeting the younger generation at the developer’s Sharjah megaproject, Aljada. According to Arabian Business, an urban focal point for creativity and culture, East Village will be home to students, singles and … More

BDG architecture + design appoints associate director

Matt Jackson has joined BDG architecture + design as associate director. Jackson’s work draws on a portfolio that includes large retailers, top legal firms, and financial service providers. Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I am delighted to be joining BDG architecture + … More

XBD Collective launches architecture office in Dubai

Ellen Søhoel (former Bishop) and RIBA-Certified Lee Nellis have announced the launch of XBD Architecture, a division of the recently established multi-disciplinary design firm XBD Collective. Based in Dubai Design District, XBD Architecture aims to build its brand through a portfolio of award-winning … More

Three finalists announced for Urban Commission design competition

Three finalists have been announced for the fourth edition of the Urban Commission competition, which tasked designers in creating an urban water feature for Dubai. Launched by Art Dubai Group in collaboration with Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and Dubai Design District (d3), … More

UAE’s Founder’s Memorial to open to public this month

The Founder’s Memorial, a cultural landmark built to commemorate the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will open on Sunday, 22 April, in Abu Dhabi. Located in the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the site sits on 3.3ha of landscaped space, open to the public for … More

Dubai Municipality amends rule for low-rise building contractors

Dubai contractors can now design and build metal structures up to two floors without needing to appoint a consultancy office, following a municipality decision, Construction Week Online reported. The Buildings Department of Dubai Municipality (DM) has issued a ruling to allow contractors to build metal … More

GAJ takes on design work for Dubai’s new Arcadia Secondary School

Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has recently been appointed for the design of the new Arcadia Secondary School in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle, a facility for secondary grade students to be adjacent to the Arcadia Preparatory School. The building, which will accommodate up to … More

UAE’s telecommunications company Du to implement smart building systems in Ajman

A contract has been signed to install smart systems in select buildings across Ajman‘s Rumaila District, reported Construction Week. Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (Du) signed a deal with Ajman’s Municipality and Planning Department (MPD) to transform Rumaila into a smart and sustainable residential district. Under … More

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