Emirates City, Ajman, UAE
The Architectural Project is developed for a total of 260.000 sqm, divided into: retail, restaurants and bars for 60.000 sqm, entertainment, theater and cinema for 15.000 sqm, executive for 100.000 sqm, luxury residential for 70.000 sqm, panoramic penthouse with pool for 13.000 sqm, garden roofs for 6.000mq.
The experience that can be lived in an urban area is given by numerous sensations also linked to an important sense of security. Life in cities is linked to exchange activities. People feel comfortable where they can participate in these processes. A public place must reflect society and its culture. Our concept takes inspiration from the earth (desert), from culture (traditions, rules), from Arab architecture and from Arab urban design. All inspirations have been put together in an abstract work of art. The principle of the Koran on beauty, harmony, symbolic meaning, spiritual power and the relationship with the natural environment are the basis of our concept. The architectural project must emerge from the earth, from the origins of the place (the desert) in contrast with the static nature of the existing buildings that are found around it. The natural movement of the desert under the action of the wind suggested the dynamism that characterizes the new concept. The new buildings will be shaped by the wind (shamal). Nature characterizes the new design. The "movement" is the main inspiration. Iconic concept in its complexity of buildings and not as individual buildings. The 3 towers (vertical elements like an oasis of palms bent by the wind) live in symbiosis with the souq (horizontal element like the desert in movement). Vertical element (towers) and horizontal element (souq), they meet generating an "axis mundi", this is the center of the universe (the center of the new city). Movement against staticity. The concept is also inspired by numerology, the 4 number in Arabic culture has many meanings: the Islamic gardens are quadriparticles, there are 4 holy months in the Koran, there are 4 rivers in paradise, 4 are the days to create the earth, 4 are the main elements that make up the new design (3 towers + 1 suq). The concept uses the basic principles of Passive Solar Building Design that take advantage of the local climate, to reduce summer cooling requirements, from wind towers to natural ventilation, natural convection, insolation, local solar path and location Of sun. The green roof is important as well as the radiating barrier and insulating glass. The building will feature a modern "mashrabiya" (double skin system) of different design based on exposure to sunlight. The new architectural design will give Emirates City a new heart for a new quality of life through which to satisfy the physiological, social, security and ego needs (high self-image and self-realization) of people. We will use a unique material for the entire design, the metal. Its color will be more similar to that of the desert, sand color. This color will define one of the main characteristics of Arab architecture: harmony and relationship with nature and the natural environment. The new modern design will be born from the sand, from the origin of this place, the desert. The new parks will be a natural continuum of architectural design, inspired by "YANNAH - FIRDAWS" according to the fundamental principles of the celestial garden, written in the Koran: introspection, reflection, contemplation, diversity, beauty, conservation, contextuality and multi function.
|Client||R Holding - Charlestate (UAE)|
|Collaborations||Lebanon Partner Office - Project Management I Associated Studio A & A - visual design | Arch. Abbruzzese - Architectural Design|