So what happens when cutting edge technology shakes hands with Arabic architectural sensibilities? The answer is what you see at Dubai Design District (d3).
Smart Box Industries LLC manufactured the shell and core components for the project, comprising individual clusters of 4 – 6 containers each. A total of 76 containers (combinations of 20 and 40 feet containers) along with necessary platforms, staircases and ancillaries make up the structure.
The design highlight? Three wind towers made of 40 ft high cube containers adequately strengthened and installed vertically on one end at site.
And what purpose do they serve? The clusters will house d3 office, galleries, workshops, store, cafe, multi-purpose spaces, rental spaces, prayer room and restaurants among other things. Smart Box was selected as the specialist vendor by AMBB, who are the main contractors for the entire project of TECOM Investments.
D3 is a revolutionary concept that celebrates innovation and creativity, forging an active design community to meet contemporary business needs. On the one hand, state of the art global fashion houses will set up headquarters, and the locality will be the hub of design and social activity. On the other, we have local inspiration interacting with international influences in a global market.
Studios, ateliers and workshops…designers and artists living steps away from their workshops and ateliers. Art studios, galleries, museums and pop-up stores that inspire the imagination…galleries and pop up shops that will help artisans sell to the public…D3 has it all!