Dubai Design District
Dubai Design District
Dubai, UAE
Dubai Design District
Dubai, UAE

Residential, Commercial, Retail, Convention, Warehouses, Public Realm
Site 39 hectare, GFA 620,000 m²


An artificial topography as response to a challenging brief.

d3 – Dubai Design District is dedicated to developing the country’s fashion, design, and luxury sectors. It has become a world class creative community for the Emirates that promotes and nurtures local and regional designers.

The Plan

The project master plan was conceptualized as an artificial topography and defined by a ‘draped fabric’ forming a cutting plane for the rooftops. This has been grounded in a landscape master plan that capitalized on the creek side location by utilizing a wetland landscape typology to tie the artificial topography in place.

Perspectiva noturna do d3 - Dubai Design District.