Mirdif Hills, Dubai, UAE

Dunn Architects, working with local Dubai architects A2Z, designed a masterplan for a site in the west of Dubai, near the international airport. Dunn Architects is responsible for the concept and design, while A2Z is responsible for municipal consents and the technical brief. The completed masterplan is 4 million ft2 of new development and local community regeneration and construction commenced in October 2016. Residential apartments and duplexes facing the parkland to the east comprise 70 per cent of the development.

The central zone of the plan includes a piazza surrounded by shops, restaurants and hotel with serviced apartments. The site can be accessed from numerous directions by pedestrian ways running through gardens, courtyards and climate controlled zones. Parking facilities and utilities will be situated in basement areas.

Dunn Architects has designed a modern, sustainable development with local influences taken from the traditional architecture of the UAE. It includes a mosque, medical centres and nurseries. This gated community will provide all the facilities needed to live comfortably in the environment and climate.

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