WIN­NER GAJ + 10 De­sign Al Seef

Identity - - ID DESIGN AWARDS 2018 - Spon­sor: Mo­ti­vate Me­dia Group

Dy­namic and alive with en­ergy, Al Seef is the new sus­tain­able Creek­side re­ju­ve­na­tion project that blends the beauty of Dubai’s his­tory and her­itage with a bold con­tem­po­rary des­ti­na­tion for shop­ping, leisure, hos­pi­tal­ity and cul­tural tourism.

Dubai Creek has al­ways been at the heart of the city, cap­tur­ing its pulse with his­toric trade links. Now, thanks to GAJ’s mas­ter plan and the de­sign of the Her­itage Area, Al Seef is max­imis­ing the water­front and her­itage ex­pe­ri­ences of the area - and el­e­vat­ing its vi­brant com­mer­cial and hos­pi­tal­ity po­ten­tial. This 1.8-kilo­me­tre ex­ten­sion to the Batakiya area is not only a mon­u­men­tal ar­chi­tec­tural ac­com­plish­ment, it is also lead­ing the pos­i­tive a so­cio-eco­nomic surge in the area.

10 De­sign cre­ated Al Seef’s 670-me­tre con­tem­po­rary zone, which has al­ready be­come a hotspot for lo­cals and tourists thanks to the open­ing of three new Jumeirah ho­tels.

From the tra­di­tional lime­stone Emi­rati ar­chi­tec­ture, to the sleek con­tainer–style cafes, shops and ho­tels, Al Seef is a sus­tain­able com­mu­nity. The ar­chi­tects worked to­gether to in­clude fea­tures such as pas­sive so­lar and shad­ing, and to max­imise nat­u­ral light­ing and ven­ti­la­tion.

Their ef­forts to put a re­newed fo­cus on the wa­ter­way pro­vides a chance to ex­plore the ar­chi­tec­tural charms of the past while bask­ing in modern lux­ury.

GAJ + 10 De­sign team with Cather­ine Bel­bin, Edi­tor,

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