About the project
The Government of Dubai Media Office project entailed a full spectrum of requirements for any first rate, international media office including the Dubai Press and Members Club, three editorial suites, master control room, a conference room plus translation booth, one recording studio and several podcast booths, as well as areas with specialised video walls. The entire project was handed over within the aggressive space of 11 months in total, seven months for design development, appointment of specialised consultants, procurement and construction, with four months of construction and fit-out time. The entire media office spans an approximate 4,200 square metres and sits across an entire floor plate of One Central Tower in Downtown Dubai. The design includes several social and collaborative spaces, such as an indoor garden and olive tree library, unique pods and chambers, and a fluid design that brings all the varying elements together to form a cohesive whole. A 250 square metre terrace in addition to the built up space features a pergola, water fountain and soft seating, creating a more relaxing and comfortable working environment.