Topic: Middle East

Intellectual property in design: are you protected in the Middle East?

Commercial Interior Design (CID) magazine and designMENA brought together members of the Middle East’s design sector supply chain, along with an intellectual property expert, to discuss the ways in which designers can protect themselves from copyright infringement and industrial design theft. Dubai’s maturing … More

Dubai’s RTA unveils first BIM centre in the Middle East

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) first building information modelling (BIM) centre, Construction Week Online reported. Located within the authority’s head office, the BIM centre makes RTA MENA’s first government entity to launch a … More

Developers must sell space based on consumer data, not square footage

Ibrahim Ibrahim, managing director at Portland Design Associates, the London-based branding, retail strategy, and design consultancy part of the Perkins+Will group of companies, discusses the changing face of retail. Ibrahim highlights that part of the firm’s design process is based on research and an … More

Using heritage as part of architectural language will be discussed during designMENA Summit 2017

The first panel discussion taking place at the 2017 designMENA Summit will look at how architects today are- or should be- reverting back to creating an urban landscape with contextual and heritage-driven sensibility. The past few decades redefined the built environment of the … More

Louvre Abu Dhabi had to be designed with context in mind, said Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented on the vital role context played in the architecture of the museum. Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is located in the cultural district on Saadiyat Island, is made up of … More

Video: Grimshaw’s Sustainability Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020 features ‘solar trees’

In early 2016, it was announced that London-based firm Grimshaw has been selected to design the Sustainability Pavilion, one of the three theme pavilions for Dubai Expo 2020. Set to open in October 2020, the pavilion is a celebration of ecology with a … More

Grimshaw officially opens Dubai office

London-based architecture firm Grimshaw has officially opened its Dubai office, which is located in Dubai Design District (d3). The firm’s Dubai office will act as a central hub for its Middle East-based projects, including projects such as the Sustainability Pavilion for Dubai Expo … More

designMENA visits Jean Nouvel’s newly completed Louvre Abu Dhabi

designMENA visited the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi ahead of its official opening on Saturday 11 November, which will see the museum open its doors to the public for the first time. The museum complex, which is located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district … More

Students from the Middle East present innovative designs for Global Grad Show

One of the highlight’s of the 2017 Dubai Design Week is the Global Grad Show exhibition, which will showcase 200 of the most innovative designs from 92 of the world’s universities. The Global Grad Show aims to highlight how the next generation will shape the future … More

Saudi Arabia’s new $500bn city will be led by artificial intelligence

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to build an entirely new city called “NEOM” on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, the latest project in his drive to remake the kingdom in a time of dwindling resources, Arabian Business reported. Announced during a … More

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