Topic: dubai architecture

Will the education sector start seeing more refurbishment projects?

While it is probably too early to call refurbishment in the education sector a trend, there is certainly an increase in the number of established schools that are adding new facilities to their campuses as well as refurbishing existing building stock. This is … More

LOM-designed HSBC headquarters in Dubai to open next month

HSBC has confirmed that its million-dollar headquarters building, designed by LOM Architecture and Design who worked with Broadway Malyan on this project, will open next month in Dubai. “We are looking forward to welcoming HSBC colleagues into our new building from July through to August, as planned,” a representative … More

Video: Tour Dubai’s Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel with Woods Bagot’s Samer Charara

Principle at Woods Bagot, Samer Charara, the architect behind Dubai’s luxury Jumeirah Al Naseem hotel, gave Construction Week a private tour of the fourth holiday spot in the resort, and explained why the project was such a rewarding experience. Opened in 2016, Jumeirah Al Naseem is the … More

The pursuit of responsible architecture

It’s been argued that, in the history of mankind, no form of art can so fundamentally impact the lives and aspirations of man and society as the art of architecture and planning. In the UAE, achievers, within the community of architects and planners, have earned … More

25 year anniversary: A look back at Brian Johnson’s Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

January 28, 1993 marks the day the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club opened to the public, with this week celebrating 25 years since its completion. The building, designed by British architect Brian Johnson, who heads Dubai-based firm Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ), has become … More

Interview: Brian Johnson on building an architecture career in Dubai since the 1970s

For designers and architects, Dubai in the 1970s was like a blank canvas: it was a vast and open desertscape ideal for a fresh start. And that’s exactly when Brian Johnson first ventured into the sunny and sandy lands of the United Arab … More

Official reports announce Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Library must open on schedule

Contractors working on the AED1 billion ($270 million) Mohammed bin Rashid Library project have been urged to ensure it opens on schedule by the middle of 2018. The library, launched by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in February 2016, will … More

New images of Dubai’s Muraba Residences designed by Pritzker winning laureate RCR Arquitectes

Catalonian firm RCR Arquitectes, which was honoured with the Pritzker Architecture Prize last year, has now completed the Muraba Residences, located on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.  Founded by architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, RCR Arquitectes mainly focused on connecting various spaces of the project … More

Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Library to feature smart glass

The Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Library currently under construction in Dubai’s Al Jaddaf area is designed to meet two green building rating systems, according to Construction Week Online. ASGC, the main contractor of the project, told Construction Week that the library aims to achieve platinum … More

Dubai is a great place to develop your skills as an architect, says NORR’s Aman Yusuf

According to Aman Yusuf, an architect at the Dubai-based architecture and engineering firm NORR, Dubai is “a great place to develop your skills as an architect”, especially in comparison with North America or the U.K. “If you’re working as an architect, Dubai lets … More

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