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Dubai Gate Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Monday 10 Mar 2008

All-in-one village

Dubai Gate Village by Hopkins Architects in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hopkins Architects 
Dubai Gate Village by Hopkins Architects in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai Gate Village by Hopkins Architects in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Hopkins design Dubai Gate Village 

After an international competition in July 2004, Hopkins Architects were appointed to design a new 200,000 m2 mixed use development for the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC).
The scheme comprises of ten separate buildings, containing offices above a podium with penthouses, an apartment building, five levels of car parking with live work units to the perimeter and retail at the podium level.
This cluster of buildings sit along the Gate Precinct development to one side and the A312 road to the other with bridge links forming part of the overall DIFC master plan.
At the podium level, the buildings are linked by a series of spaces that form a primary spine with a series of secondary links. At this level, speciality restaurants, cafes and small boutiques have been planned to create lunchtime and evening destinations. A covered arcade with landscaped piazzas has been designed to encourage movement of people and to create interesting environments to explore.
The office buildings are stone clad with recessed apertures for windows. In addition to the envisaged shading from the proximity of the buildings, the windows are provided with mushrabias and additional shading devices to add character to the buildings and provide privacy from buildings opposite.
The overall environment created is seen as a reflection of the local conditions and the social and cultural scene.

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