Designed by Fouad Samara Architects with contracting work by RK Engineering, the Sheikh Nahyan Bin Moubarak Al Nahyan Centre for Arabic Studies & Intercultural Dialogue (CASID) is an addition to the University of Balamand.
Located in the business district of Yalova, Turkey, the Aksa Acrylic headquarters sport a unique, green certified building with interiors conceptualised and designed by Escape From Sofa, and contracting work by Akgirişim Contracting Consulting & Environmental Technologies Inc.
PROJECT: Retail Store/Shop
Schwitzke & Partner re-designed the Flagship outlet of Virgin Megastore at The Dubai Mall in collaboration with Fine Edge Decor. The store design emphasizes the diversity of products as each department is characterized with individual materials and architectural elements.
The interiors of Cigna’s offices in Dubai are styled with an open space plan fostering collaborative workspaces. Designed by KPS, the central area consists of glass partitions that create an interesting, free flowing layout, whilst simultaneously providing privacy.
The Capital Bank of Jordan is designed to communicate with its surroundings through the language of light and translucency. Al Wajih Contracting Company took charge of the fitout, while Paradigm Design House did the interiors. The design concept was based on a boutique bank with influences from nature.
Designed by Chris Barnes from Broadway Interiors, and fitted by Dutco Styles and Wood, this unique Asian dining venue offers a heady, exotic ambience, featuring a restaurant paired with a bar and lounge. Located on the sixth level of Pier 7, Asia Asia opens onto a moodily lit reception, and a corridor filled with traditional Chinese decor invites guests in via strategically placed authentic Asian artefacts.
Situated at the ‘bow’ of the Dubai Opera building, Sean Connolly offers stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, and is a gastronome’s delight, offering a variety of luxury dining experiences, such as a raw bar, fire bar and brasserie. The interiors, created by Alexander &CO, reflect the owner’s love of seafood.
Another office in the Dubai Design District showcases interiors that aim to wow us. This is the Dewan Architects and Engineers offices in Building 5 at d3, and in keeping with its design trendy neighbours, the interiors here are equally unique.
PROJECT: Entertainment/Event Management
Stepping inside the VOX Cinemas in Sharjah, you know you have entered luxury. Plenty of gold and chrome interior detailing shines over plush carpeting. The fitout for this project was undertaken by ATS, and the design by UK-based Unick Consulting.
PROJECT: Consulting/Business Services
Innov8 Interiors took on the task of the entire design and build of the Serviced Offices – One Business Centre, Dubai. Natural red brick combined with warm timber, concrete flooring and exposed ceilings compliment the design intent.
The vibrant headquarters of Ispak Flexible Packaging Administrative Office, Izmit, was undertaken by mimaristudio, The design focuses on employee comfort and embodies the innovative and colourful image of the firm.
The BASF Head Office, Turkey is located in a business and finance district of Istanbul. This workspace, by mimaristudio, facilitates a work environment that promotes interaction, socialization and working together, regardless of employees rank.
BU! Trinity, Abu Dhabi brings a fresh and exciting new concept. Designed by Keane Brands, the client brief was to create a stimulating and exciting cocktail and upscale dining concept and the result was an urban interpretation of rich Latin-American hospitality.
Bond Interiors recently completed and handed over a fully refurbished office to an Oil & Gas Company based at the Techno Park in Jebel Ali Free Zone. There was a consistent theme throughout to encourage a sense of inclusiveness and community of the company’s employees.
PROJECT: Hardware/Software Development
Symantec has occupied its existing office space for over 8 years in Dubai, and with the recent growth in the company, new premises were required to accommodate future staff growth. The project featured a new reception area, video conferencing facilities to ensure seamless communication on an international scale with other Symantec offices, closed offices and telephone rooms offering private working areas. In addition, a number of breakout areas and team meeting rooms to promote collaboration in the workspace, plus a large training facility to accommodate internal staff development.
PROJECT: Law Firm/Legal Services
The design reflects a contemporary luxury feel that has been the desired image that Safra Sarasin would convey to their clients across the global offices, this style was coupled with a sense of serenity through the great green wall that welcomes client in the reception area. Client rooms are enclosed in a discreet private setting while the back office area is an open environment with large scale acoustic ceiling panels as the main feature.
dwp was commissioned to redesign two F&B outlets, at the luxurious Capital Club, in Dubai. The aim was to create a pan-Asian restaurant, transforming the existing bistro space and snooker room into a very contemporary venue, and also revamp the existing Arabic dining room, Al Hamra.
Engine, a metaphor for the human body’s ability to work as efficiently as a machine, was the name created to convey movement and dynamism for Dubai’s first stand alone Health & Fitness facility.
Built over 3 floors and housed in the clients own 30,000 sq. ft building on Beach Road, Jumeirah, the building had been originally built to facilitate a large sports retail outlet, the client being the biggest ME sports retailer representing some of the biggest brands such as Nike, Timberland & Colombo to name a few.
PROJECT: Law Firm/Legal Services
Following the successful delivery of the Clifford Chance Abu Dhabi offices, Clifford Chance commissioned Bluehaus Group for design and design management of its Dubai offices in Dubai International Financial Centre as well as its Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
FGB expand their offices, due to business growth in the region, and showcase their Treasury department.
The design allows for a multi-tenant facility for managing agents, providing a Lloyd’s branded environment. The newly designed space allows managing agents to have their own individual branded identity within the overall Lloyds demise. The brief was to create a cutting edge
design using a bold contrast of colours, which define the unique identity of Lloyd’s.
The design process involved early site analysis and identification of places to dwell, points of interaction and movement for client areas, executives, trading and sales teams. Functionally the environment provides a working space, with discrete built in storage, supporting video conferencing meeting rooms and in house cafe/lounge areas to support both client facing areas and staff areas.
PROJECT: Law Firm/Legal Services
Key design elements include glass partitions, perpendicular glass acoustic walls and bespoke wall furniture. The use and design of the wall furniture dramatically increases the efficiency of the space, whilst providing further flexibility by allowing one additional partner or two lawyers to work in one room.