Great Dubai Wheel

Great Dubai Wheel . A new oasis

Year: 
2009
Type: 
Leisure . Gastronomy
Services: 
Stage 1-3 . HOAI
Size NFA/sqm: 
42000
Location: 
Dubai . United Arab Emirates
Category: 
Shaping the future

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The desert of Dubai provides a dynamic, diverse and growing urban context for the Great Dubai Wheel – a building complex of multiple use with a big observation wheel, a hotel and a shopping mall. The specific challenge consisted in creating a solitary building of iconic identity against the backdrop of many spectacular projects in the immediate surroundings. 

The basic idea was that of an oasis in the desert: a lake at its centre, enclosed by beaches, a mall, entertainment and a hotel tower. The latter provides the structure of the observation wheel floating above the lake, combing iconic modernist identity with motifs of the local traditions. The water expanses afford a high-quality atmosphere – despite the adverse climate of Dubai – on a site sheltered from the winds and pleasant in its bio-climatic conditions. 
 
The study has translated context and task into a spectacular iconic form in the best sense of these terms.

Shaping the future means having a vision of combining form, function and responsibility in a sustainable way. Ask me.

Jan Przerwa . Project Architect