UK-based architectural firm Of. Studio has emerged winner of the landmark design competition launched by Dubai developer Emaar in May.
The brief was to encourage architects to challenge their imagination process and come up with innovative and unique concepts to develop another iconic piece of architecture at the new world-class waterfront development in Dubai Creek Harbour, said a statement from Emaar.
Known for its incredible architectural feats, Emaar’s vision for Dubai Creek Harbour is to design an urban city that not only respects the culture and climate of Dubai, but also exposes children and families to new worldviews with various recreational activities creating a community feeling, it stated.
The response was overwhelming with the Dubai developer receiving more than 100 proposals from leading architects and designers across the globe.
Of these entries, the judging panel selected Of. Studio for their theme, “garden in the coast,” said the statement from Emaar.
The British group presented real architectural solutions, that enhances the experience of city life for people – to live, work and interact capitalizing on latest technologies; while also keeping in mind the culture and local values of the UAE.
The Dubai developer pointed out that the main aim of the competition was to inspire the new generation to shape their imagination into a vision that provides new worldviews.
The judging panel were impressed by entries proposing creative, innovative and iconic solutions respecting the urban context and further enhancing Dubai’s profile as a city with amazing building and structures, it added.-TradeArabia News Service