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Spanish firm wins deal to work on Dubai Historic District project

ACCIONA Producciones y Diseno picked to deliver Shindagha phases of development

Spanish firm wins deal to work on Dubai Historic District project

ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) has been selected by Dubai Municipality to work on phases of its Shindagha Museum project in Dubai’s Historic District.

Dubai’s Historic District covers 155 hectares and includes Shindagha, Deira and Bur Dubai. It will feature more than 60 projects, including the reconstruction of historic buildings, development of 35,000 sq m of museums and a theatre, relocation of the Al Fahidi Fort Museum and Courtyard and development of a wide range of cultural features.

Shindagha is the area where the Al Maktoum ruling royal family of Dubai originally lived.

Seville-based APD will carry out the technical development and museographic implementation for phases 2A, 2C and 2D of the project.

The Shindagha Museum project is divided into several stages or ‘waves’ corresponding to different theme pavilions made up of clustered historic houses, showcasing Dubai’s history and culture.

The restoration plan also includes a series of key buildings, museums, mosques, a tourism office, hotels, and restaurants.

Shindagha will have 17 thematic pavilions and will display more than 50 collections with pieces of great historical and cultural value. T

The museum project will combine the most innovative experiential, participatory and interactive technologies through multisensory and immersive video installations or projection mapping, together with traditional objects and elaborate graphics.

Wave 2A at Shindagha Museum includes four houses museums dedicated to different traditions in Emirati culture, covering an exhibition area of 2,950 sq m. It will feature the Craft Weaving and Textile House, the Traditional Healthcare House and the Jewelry House and Traditional Fashion House.

Wave 2C will be based around 11 houses grouped under the shared Life on the Land theme and will focus on Desert, Oasis, Coastal and Mountainous regions. It will also include a native plants garden, a coffee/restaurant and an educational centre.

Wave 2D will revolve around a navigation theme and will be developed in six historic houses in the Shindagha district. In this pavilion, visitors will understand the role of astronomy while an interpretive experience will focus fundamentally on three themes - marine navigation, land navigation and aeronautical/space navigation.

The waves are expected to open in the second half of 2018.

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