Tag: Dubai


DIFC aims to lease 90% of its property

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the emirate’s financial free zone, aims to lease 90% of units at its Dh1 Billion (US$272 million). Gate Avenue retail development before it opens in 2018, to avoid creating a ghost town, the official leading the project said. Gate Avenue is a retail podium linking together the numerous towers of […]

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Dubais skyscraper rainforest to create its own tropical climate

Atop the podium, visitors would find a 7,000-sq m outdoor rainforest, a public attraction replete with lush vegetation and it’s own sensory rain systems to simulate a humid tropical environment. As per ZAS, these would create a spray of mist among the trees and give the impression of being surrounded by rain. The water used […]

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Dubai launches the worlds first 3D printed office building

3D printing in architecture is still small as logistics are being ironed out, but a new proof of concept has been unveiled in Dubai. The 250-square-metre space is said to be the worlds first 3D-printed office building. Source: Yulia Khoma

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Dubai unveils Worlds first 3D-printed office building

The basic building took 17 days to print, but it then required finishing both internally and externally. The building was printed in sections elsewhere before being assembled over two days on-site. The Dubai government says that the labour cost was half of what it would be for a building of similar size made using traditional […]

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CEBRA & SLA design a school for The Sustainable City in Dubai

CEBRA, in partnership with landscape architect SLA, has designed the Sustainable School for The Sustainable City in Dubai. In opposition to hot-climate educational environments which are regularly large, air-conditioned structures, CEBRAs vision for The Sustainable City proposes permeability between outdoor and indoor learning environments, employing both in equal measure. We had to rethink the school […]

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Construction begins on Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami

The construction has begun on Zaha Hadids One Thousand Museum in Miami, with 9,500 cubic yards of concrete already poured. The project has been designed in association with the local architect of record, ODonnell Dannwolf Partners Architects. The residential skyscraper will rise 62 stories, comprising of half- and full-floor residences, duplex town homes, and a […]

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Lagos plans to build a new city reclaiming land from Atlantic

The government of Nigerias former capital, Lagos has announced that it intends to build a new city, which will become the new financial centre of Nigeria, and perhaps West Africa. Eko Atlantic, pitched as Africas answer to Dubai, is a multibillion dollar residential and business development that would be sited as an addition to Victoria […]

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Mega Tall Tower to anchor proposed mega-development in Dubai

Meydan has announced the launch of a massive new scheme known as Meydan One featuring a 711-metre tower, a new mall, the worlds largest indoor ski slope, a 25,000-square-metre indoor sports facility, one of the largest fountains in the world, a beach, and a civic plaza capable of hosting up to 60,000 people. It is […]

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