Topic: architecture

Omniyat moves forward with mixed-use project for Dubai Canal

Dubai-based ultra-luxury developer Omniyat has appointed the contractor for its Dorchester Collection project in Marasi, Dubai Canal. Arabian Business reported that Omniyat said in a statement that it has awarded the construction to a joint venture between Roberts Constructions and Impresa Pizzarotti & C. … More

Build work on world’s fifth tallest tower in Dubai to begin this year

Azizi Developments will begin work on what will become the world’s fifth tallest skyscraper in the third quarter of the year, reported Construction Week. Being developed at a cost of $816m (AED3bn) on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, the 570-metre tall, 122-storey residential and commercial … More

Studio Toggle designs outdoor pavilion for Kuwait’s Human Capital Forum

Invited by Nuqat, a nonprofit organisation based in Kuwait, to create an outdoor space for its cultural forum The Human Capital 2018, Studio Toggle designed a pavilion called Luminous Drapes. Located in the outdoor plaza of the newly opened Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural … More

Microsoft is designing virtual project tours for Dubai developer Deyaar

Dubai-based developer Deyaar has hired tech giant Microsoft to create a application tool that enables its customers to take virtual reality tours of projects that are under development, Arabian Business reported. The company said it will use Microsoft’s cloud solutions, cyber security products, … More

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture names its steering committee for the next edition

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced the members of the steering committee for the 14th edition of the awards (2017 – 2019). The steering committee is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan, while Farrokh Derakhshani is the director of the award. The … More

Residents played a vital role in the design of One Palm, says Omniyat development director

Dubai-based developer Omniyat’s development, One Palm served many challenges due to its unconventional approach to residential design, which includes equally large indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as involving buyers in the interior design. Designed by New York-based architects, SOMA, the building’s exterior … More

Zaha Hadid Architects to design new Mumbai airport

Zaha Hadid Architects has won an international competition to design the new Navi Mumbia International Airport (NMIA). Although the details of the design have not yet been revealed, the London-based architecture firm will be responsible for the overall long-term design of the project, … More

CNN’s latest Inside the Middle East show explores Hadid’s legacy and work in the region

Two years after the death of Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, CNN’s Inside the Middle East show explores the architect’s legacy in the region, including projects such as The Opus in Dubai and Bee’ah Headquarters in Sharjah. Speaking of the timelessness of Hadid’s … More

UNStudio launches tech start up to align architecture with the age of technology

Founder of Dutch studio UNStudio, Ben van Berkel has launched a tech start up company, UNSense, which will help architecture “catch up” with the digital revolution. The firm’s press release reads: “The digital revolution is driving change in every part of our lives, … More

The Egyptian Pavilion for Venice Biennale aims to redevelop unstructured commercial spaces

The Egyptian Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale is set to focus on the redevelopment of spontaneous and unstructured commercial spaces across various cities in Egypt. Proposed as part of a competition hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the curators of … More

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