Topic: Dubai architecture news

Video: Dubai Expo 2020 reveals virtual tour of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill-designed Al Wasl Plaza

Take a virtual tour of the recently unveiled Al Wasl Plaza designed by Chicago-based architects Adrian Smith +Gordon Gill for the Dubai Expo 2020 site. The translucent dome-shaped plaza will link the three main pavilions on the site, themed Sustainability, Opportunity and Mobility (designed … More

Burj Khalifa-architect to design translucent dome for Dubai Expo 2020

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has revealed the design for a translucent dome-shaped plaza  which will dominate tbe Dubai Expo 2020 site. The Al Wasl Plaza will link the three main pavilions on the site, themed Sustainability, Opportunity and Mobility (designed by … More

Foundation work completed on Calatrava-designed The Tower in Dubai

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, which when completed will be 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa, is all set to rise, reports Arabian Business. Emaar Properties, the developer of Dubai Creek Harbour, a joint venture with Dubai … More

In pictures: World’s tallest ‘Spacescraper’ to be constructed over Dubai

A New York-based Clouds Architecture Office has revealed plans to develop the world’s tallest skyscraper that will hang above the earth from an orbiting asteroid and hopes to construct it over Dubai. Read full story here.

Tower which hangs from space could be built over Dubai

A New York-based architecture firm has revealed plans to develop the world’s tallest skyscraper that will hang above the earth from an orbiting asteroid and hopes to construct it over Dubai. The proposal for the Analemma Tower has been created by Clouds Architecture … More

Interview with Rem Koolhaas: OMA’s contribution to Dubai’s architecture

Following a tour of Concrete, we sat down with Rem Koolhaas to talk about the significance of the building’s opening, OMA’s investment in the region and the changing face of Dubai. One of the interesting elements about Concrete being OMA’s first completed building … More

Interview: Kaveh Dabiri speaks to designMENA about creating OMA’s Concrete building in Dubai

OMA has inaugurated its first project in the UAE after having been present in the country for 14 years. Concrete is a multi-functional cultural space designed by the Dutch firm’s Dubai-based team, led by partner Iyad Alsaka. The space opened in Alsekal Avenue, … More

How to use aviation and boat building technology in architecture and interior design

Sponsored: Advanced Fiberglass Industries shares its experience of using aviation and boatbuilding technologies in architecture and interior design. Composite materials are known in the automotive and aviation sectors for their high strength and low weight, but a number of other industries have started … More

Site visit: Engineers Aurecon create Dubai Motiongate theme park

Engineering consultant Aurecon was given the brief to create the rides and attractions which now bring a slice of Hollywood to the UAE. Working alongside architects Gensler, the firm was tasked with recreating visions familiar to movie-goers and at the same time transporting … More