Jumeirah First Housing

Dubai, UAE / 2012

In response to the ongoing demand for a vibrant city lifestyle pursued by Emiratis, we proposed a new typology of apartments which take into consideration this specific lifestyle. The concept stems from the repetition of a series of horizontals bars, marked by a cadence of solid and void spaces. As a result, the complex created is a series of apartments and private courtyard, with full height northern windows.

We designed an active promenade, sinking the ground level by 1.5 m to enhance the filtration of noise and to attract pedestrians to a private and introverted public space. This pedestrian flow will be enhanced by the gradual slope into the sunk-in retail space.

Design Team

Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Riccardo Robustini, Kota Segawa, Dana Sheikh, Saif Lassas

  • CLIENT

    WASL LLC

  • PROGRAM‎

    Mixed Use

  • BUILT UP AREA‎

    13,500 sqm

  • SCOPE‎

    Architecture

  • STATUS‎

    Concept Design

Jumeirah First Housing

Dubai, UAE / 2012

In response to the ongoing demand for a vibrant city lifestyle pursued by Emiratis, we proposed a new typology of apartments which take into consideration this specific lifestyle. The concept stems from the repetition of a series of horizontals bars, marked by a cadence of solid and void spaces. As a result, the complex created is a series of apartments and private courtyard, with full height northern windows.

We designed an active promenade, sinking the ground level by 1.5 m to enhance the filtration of noise and to attract pedestrians to a private and introverted public space. This pedestrian flow will be enhanced by the gradual slope into the sunk-in retail space.

Design Team

Ahmed Al-Ali, Farid Esmaeil, Riccardo Robustini, Kota Segawa, Dana Sheikh, Saif Lassas

  • CLIENT

    WASL LLC

  • PROGRAM‎

    Mixed Use

  • BUILT UP AREA‎

    13,500 sqm

  • SCOPE‎

    Architecture

  • STATUS‎

    Concept Design