Sunday20 August 2017

OMA completes first Dubai project

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Rem Koolhaas-designed arts and events space in downtown Dubai opens doors

Rem Koolhaas’s OMA has completed work on the its first project in the UAE with a new events space at the Alserkal Avenue arts hub in downtown Dubai.

Named Concrete, the new space has been designed to host international arts and culture events in the emirate.


OMA's first project in Dubai, the arts space Concrete

The scheme is OMA’s first in Dubai


Alserkal Avenue, which was formed 10 years ago, said its tie-up with OMA is designed to promote art and architecture in Dubai and the wider UAE.

The 600sq m space has double-height ceilings, movable walls and a translucent facade.



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  • Cool, it's quite similar to something I designed my first year in architecture school, and which my professors rightly shredded me for... ; )

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  • SomeoneStoleMyNick

    Why "first" Dubai project? Is there an assumption here that there will be more? What is the basis for that assumption?

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