OMA releases the design for Alserkal Avenue, Dubai’s main art district

Oma releases the design for alserkal avenue, dubai's main art district
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OMA will be transforming four former warehouses into the central space for Alserkal Avenue, Dubai’s most important art district.

Located in the Al Qouz industrial area, Alserkal Avenue, now home to twenty-five contemporary art galleries and arts spaces, was founded in 2007 with the aim of promoting cultural initiatives in the region. OMA’s project will address Alserkal Avenue’s need for a centrally located space to host their growing number of diverse public events.

Oma releases the design for alserkal avenue, dubai's main art district

The 1,000 m2, multi-purpose space will accommodate exhibitions, lectures, fashion shows and social gatherings. The design introduces a flexible floor plan with four 8.10 m moveable walls, which rotate or slide, allowing for different configurations depending on the type of event. The entrance, with full-height transparent sliding doors, strengthens the continuity between the interior and exterior, extending the action and events to the public square outside. The existing exterior shell will be wrapped in a customized concrete spray, distinguishing the building from the other surrounding warehouses.

The event space at Alserkal Avenue is led by Iyad Alsaka and will be OMA’s first built project in Dubai.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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