Topic: firas hnoosh

Perkins + Will’s Firas Hnoosh says the future of urban planning is “up not out”

With a global population of 7.5 billion, set to increase by 25% in the next 30 years, as architects we are increasingly responsible for designing spaces which work harder and cater to more people. Dubai is a superb example of a fast growing … More

Perkins+Will’s Firas Hnoosh argues Dubai needs to build up for future accommodation

Dubai is not like London, Shanghai or Mumbai, which have existing populations that are bursting at the seams and that need to be accommodated. Existing housing in these cities is crumbling – it’s not fit for a 21st century citizen. The situation in … More

Dubai should build a green park over Sheikh Zayed Road, argues Perkins+Will principal Firas Hnoosh

Deira was once the heart of Dubai, claims Firas Hnoosh, principal and design director of architecture at Perkins+Will, and Sheikh Zayed Road was the artery that connected it to Abu Dhabi and other cities. But as time passed, the highway’s construction split the … More