Dubai International Financial Centre

Dubai, UAE

Title:Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, UAE
Markets:Retail and Workplace, Public Realm
Client:The Dubai International Financial Centre
Services:Landscape Architecture
Region:Middle East and Africa
Date:2006
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Gillespies delivered a public realm and landscape masterplan for the central business district which extends for more than a kilometre and covers forty-eight hectares.

The design response provides a contemporary vision and concept for the public realm, in keeping with the buildings, which were designed by some of the world's most well‑known architects. The design was developed through a thorough understanding of the local climate and the varying ways in which space would be used throughout the seasons. Innovative shade structures, paving, water and planting were combined to create a series of distinctive and exciting spaces that encourage outdoor activity. Indeed, from the outset, this masterplan has been devised in a way that puts environmental concerns at the heart of the development.