Japanese architect studio Nikken Sekkei, one of the largest design firms in the world, has opened a new office in Dubai.
It is situated on the 29th floor of the Burj Al Salam Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road, is opposite the Dubai World Trade Centre and was inaugurated by Nikken’s CEO. Tadao Kamei (pictured).
He said: “Dubai was originally chosen as the regional hub for Nikken Sekkei due to its excellent transport infrastructure, which has allowed the company to grow by being close to our partners in many neighboring countries.”
The office is designed to provide state of the facilities for Nikken Sekkei design teams and will serve as a base for other companies in the group such as which include specialised interior design firms, such as Nikken Space Design and think tank Nikken Sekkei Research Institute..
Commenting on the design aspects of the new Dubai office, regional director and recently appointed member of the board of directors Dr Fadi Jabri said: “Japanese architects explore more toward harmony and subtlety in their design approach, so this soft, seamless and immaculate white design, exemplifies key elements of Japanese design philosophy – being environmentally aware, precise, durable, integrated and functional.”