Topic: Woods Bagot

Arada awards infrastructure design contract for Woods Bagot-designed Aljada development in Sharjah

UAE-based developer Arada has awarded the infrastructure design contractor for Wood Bagot-designed Aljada development in Sharjah to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Jacobs will manage all aspects of the infrastructure for the mixed-use development including roads, water, power and drainage, ensuring full integration with the … More

Woods Bagot uses parametric design for new Aljada development in Sharjah

Woods Bagot has revealed details of the parametric tools that it employed to design Sharjah’s 22 hectare (2.2km2) Aljada development, the largest development of its kind in the emirate. Despite the magnitude of the development, parametric design tools allowed Woods Bagot to account … More

Woods Bagot-designed Sharjah masterplan to encourage active lifestyle

With its recently launched Aljada megaproject in Sharjah, designed by Woods Bagot, Arada aims to target extreme sports enthusiasts, as well as encourage kids and university students to adopt a more active lifestyle. Speaking to ConstructionWeekOnline, Ibrahim Al Nemeh, design director of the … More

Hotel design: What’s next?

Justin Wells, head of lifestyle interiors at Woods Bagot, shares with designMENA his thoughts on the importance of reinventing the hotel experience. Dubai is staring down the next phase of its development. With the speed of project delivery and the frenetic ambitions of … More

Renderings revealed for Woods Bagot-designed Aljada masterplan in Sharjah

Woods Bagot has designed the masterplan for a new real estate development in Sharjah, launched by UAE developer Arada. Design elements for the Aljada masterplan draws inspiration from Sharjah’s oldest neighbourhoods, with an aim to implement environmentally friendly building standards. The project, which was … More

New Sharjah masterplan by Woods Bagot is inspired by the emirate’s old neighbourhoods

Woods Bagot has designed the masterplan for a new real estate development in Sharjah, launched by UAE developer Arada. Occupying an area of 2.2 sq km, the Aljada urban district will boast a gross real estate value of $6.5bn (AED24bn) and a total population … More

‘The UAE hasn’t lived long enough to see the effects of poor sustainability’ says Justin Wells of Woods Bagot

Architects and designers who took part in the 2017 designMENA Summit advisory panel discussion agreed that with the maturing of the market, sustainability is an issue that needs to be taken more seriously. “If we really wanted to address the sustainability narrative we’d need to … More

Outside talent is less inclined to relocate to the UAE, says Justin Wells of Woods Bagot

At a recent discussion held by designMENA, Justin Wells, regional leader of lifestyle design across the Middle East at Woods Bagot, said that the company is having a hard time relocating talent from Europe to the UAE. “We’re finding more and more that … More

“Feel the energy” – Sean Tan of Woods Bagot likes to design cities in flux

  The energy of an ever-evolving urban environment is what inspires the designs of Sean Tan of Woods Bagot. The 29-year-old, who was born in Malaysia but grew up and studied in New Zealand, is attracted to cities which are in the process … More

Architect of the Year 2016 Matthew Engele

  Last year’s winner of the Middle East Architect of the Year award was Matthew Engele, now regional design director at Woods Bagot. Here he writes a personal piece about how it felt to be voted number one, along with what the awards … More

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