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Office design in the Middle East is still “old school” says X Works

Special report: The XWorks team shares its thoughts on what defines modern office layouts and why it is important that workplace design caters to both analogue and digital collaboration. Nowadays, smart companies are redefining offices as places that make employees feel happy, comfortable, … More

Robot-built Voxel-chair is created using new 3D printing software

The Bartlett’s Design Computation Lab, a part of the University College London, recently revealed a new software programme that advances the process of 3D printing. The software allows one continuous line of plastic to make up a robot-built product, rather than creating forms … More

Abu Dhabi is restoring 160-year-old theatre in France to be named after Sheikh Khalifa

A 160-year-old French theatre, set to be renamed after UAE President Sheikh Khalifa, has entered its final stage of restoration. Château de Fontainebleau’s Imperial Theatre, renamed as The Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Theatre in recognition of Abu Dhabi’s contribution to the … More

Schwitzke & Partners’ Virgin Mobile office design in Dubai has a ‘creative vibe’

The Virgin Mobile Office in Dubai Design District, designed by Schwitzke & Partner, captures the creative vibe of the brand. After delivering successful concepts for the Virgin Megastore brand in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, Schwitzke & Partner’s team was challenged again – … More

Refurbishment completed for Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium

Added seating capacity to accommodate more fans, special LED lighting systems, increased security measures and advanced cooling technologies will be some of the many upgraded features at Doha’s refurbished Khalifa International Stadium set to host the Emir Cup final on Friday, 19 May, … More

In pictures: Marsa Al Arab is Dubai’s latest luxury mega-project

The $1.7 billion (AED 6.3bn) mega-project Marsa Al Arab is spread across 4 million sq. ft,  and will be developed on new two islands on both sides of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The project is expected to be completed by 2020. One island … More

Dubai launches new Marsa Al Arab mega-project across two islands

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed has announced the launch of Marsa Al Arab, Dubai Holding’s latest tourist destination development in the emirate, Arabian Business reports. The $1.7 billion (AED 6.3bn) mega-project, spread across 4 million sq. ft, will be developed on new two islands … More

World’s tallest building delayed to 2019, says Saudi prince

The completion date for the world’s tallest tower has been pushed back to 2019, a Saudi Arabian billionaire said Thursday, almost six years after launching the record-breaking project. Jeddah Tower designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture,  is to rise more than … More

WSP unveils new brand and logo

Canadian-based business providing management and consultancy WSP Global unveiled its new brand identity yesterday, represented by the introduction of a new logo that marks its growth and transformation. The new brand is evocative of WSP’s strong and future-focused identity. With significant growth in recent … More

Emaar’s new sky bridge will link two Downtown Dubai hotels

Emaar Properties announced that it completed a challenging engineering feat of designing, constructing, and lifting of a sky bridge that links the new Address Sky View Hotel with the Address Residences Sky View in Downtown Dubai. Rising at a height of over 220m, … More

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