Topic: projects

Work begins on Marasi Bay marina featuring water homes and floating restaurants

Dubai Properties commenced work on the new Marasi Business Bay marina, with the installation of pontoons, Construction Week Online reports. The commencement ceremony took place in the presence of Abdulla Lahej the group CEO of Dubai Properties at the Marasi Business Bay Promenade. The $272m (AED1bn) mixed-use … More

Are local architects missing the Dubai Expo boat?

MEA asks whether or not industry talents from the region could be more involved in Expo 2020. People across the region and beyond are greatly anticipating Expo 2020. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, established CEO, architect or designer, the expo will likely offer you … 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

Saudi Arabia’s 10 biggest projects ranked by value

Saudi Arabia’s 10 largest construction projects are worth a combined $92bn (SAR345bn), according to research published ahead of The Big 5 Saudi 2017. BNC Network’s Report on Ongoing Mega Projects, which was commissioned by the show’s organisers, dmg events Middle East, Asia & … More