United Arab Emirates
Design Achievement - The vision for this sports-themed destination is to re-define the typical mall by creating a unique industrial yet chic design aesthetic that is enlivened by bringing the natural environment into the space. The combination of natural and raw materials with green elements such as living walls make this mall stand apart from other sports and retail destinations in Dubai and the wider region. In addition to its retail stores and healthy lifestyle food and beverage outlets, the mall features other sports attractions such as a billiards hall, rock climbing gym, trampoline gym, karate dojo, digital gold and cricket screens, edutainment center, bowling alley, and a wellness center. A dynamic LED façade will showcase the unique sports offered and establish the mall as a landmark along the nearby highway. The design includes a state of the art arena in the center of the mall with functionality to flex and host multiple events. Whether it’s a soccer match, an ice skating rink, or a volleyball tournament, this arena is designed in a way to be able to quickly support different events.
Scope Summary – The scope for this project is 400,000 SF of gross floor area across three levels and an active sports roof deck. DLR Group provided architecture, interiors, and environmental graphic design services.