Established in 2004, Dubai Holding is a global investment holding company that develops and manages an extensive portfolio of companies focused on investments, financial services, real estate, specialized business parks, telecommunications and hospitality. Sustainable design is at the forefront of their business thinking. AAIDs team was engaged to design their Dubai headquarters, its aim to showcase Well building standards, setting a benchmark to their presence in the region.
The architectural envelope, skylights and views helped establish a focal point- a central hub as an entry point; showcasing the client’s versatile portfolio through interactive audio-visual elements. The double-height central atrium became an extended make-shift space to host events, workshops or exhibitions. Designed for an occupancy of 200 people, the open-plan wraps around the atrium over two floors with various themed collaboration spaces, creating visual connections across. AAID integrated Well Building by designing a walking track around the office to encourage movement. The café and pantry spaces had green walls for a soothing work environment. The finishes, fabrics and textures selected by AAID were green building certified and complimenting the dynamic theme of a vibrant work space.