UAE-based architectural, engineering and interior design firm Diar Consult is celebrating the completion of masterplanned community Victory Heights in Dubai.
Comprising 963 villas and spanning an area of 2.3 million m2, Victory Heights is currently in the final stage of handover. Diar Consult were lead designers and master planners, delivering on the entire design process as well as the full post contract supervision. Mace, as international project managers, were also part of the consultancy team.
Central to the development is a signature 18-hole golf course designed by champion golfer Ernie Els. The green environment is complemented by extensive landscaping, with villas occupying just 18% of the project. Victory Heights also contains swimming pools, gymnasiums, retail outlets, community centres and children’s play areas.
Diar Consult designed the project’s spacious homes to maximise views and ease of access to the grounds and facilities, while ensuring natural privacy for each residence.
“Victory Heights was designed to foster an integrated living environment. With the careful arrangement of the villas around the iconic golf course, each neighbourhood offers an intimate array of residential streets, creating functional ‘villages’ in the heart of Dubai. The aim is to create a sustainable environment where pedestrian movement is encouraged with an interactive community life,” said Samir Daoud, chairman and principal design architect at Diar Consult.
Victory Heights comprises seven territorially defined ‘villages’, all providing accessible entry and exit points, and ease of traffic flow.
Residents are offered the choice of three thematic styles and layouts of villas, each catering to the differing needs of Dubai’s cosmopolitan society. The villa designs include Andalucian, Mediterranean and European styles, 12 elevational variations and a range of detached, semi-detached and terraced homes.
Diar Consult believes an important aspect of living in Dubai is the fantastic weather. To take full advantage of this, the interior living areas have been extended to the exterior of the house. This is achieved using pergola-shaded terraces, making the outdoors an integral part of the home environment.