Dubai architecture practice dxb-lab has been contracted by Venture Capital Bank to provide architectural design for a development on The World, off the coast of Dubai.
The practice is to work on Island D51, which will be a villa and marina development occupying one of the islands that makes up ‘Russia’. The project will include 100 villas, a 25-berth marina, and two beaches.
dxb-lab’s previous projects include private residential projects within the UAE. “Among many architect offices, we found the dxb-lab team to have a unique combination of the creativity required to develop a distinguished design concept, and the local expertise required to manage the development of this size,” said Khalid Abdul-Karim, chief investment officer of real estate at Venture Capital Bank. “We have been working closely with the dxb-lab team in order to develop a design theme that distinguishes D51 Island as a boutique luxury resort among other developments in the region.”
“We are known for our avant-garde concepts and a striking design approach; and this project in particular provides us with a novel and exciting architectural context,” said Khalid Al Najjar, partner and founder, dxb-lab. “The architecture envisioned will have a modern, simple and sleek look. It is almost like discovering a new world.”
Fellow dxb-lab partner Shahab Lutfi confirmed that preliminary designs had been approved by overall The World developer Nakheel.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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