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Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Dubai 7 Dubai UAE

Dubai 7, Dubai, UAE
Year: 2008 -
Main Use: Exhibition, Archival and Records Centre
Site Area: 18,700 sqm
Bldg. Area: 15,300 sqm
GFA: 20,480 sqm
Storeys: 2.5

The project is designed to market and showcase current and future developments of Dubai in a virtual documentation and contextualization. Digitally mapping data to portray development projects, live traffic patterns, points of interests, etc. as they appear to provide information and interlink ‘life-like’ qualities. The library incorporates documenting, collecting and exhibiting real-time digital data of Dubai. Mapping and recording information that can be used for research, analysis, education, simulation and urban planning.

The external tent-like metal structure, which protects the building and the surrounding plaza from the harsh climate is not only reminiscence to its nomadic heritage, but also creates sheltered public spaces for gatherings, public events and art installations. 

 

 

 

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The plaza featuring exhibitions and events



Since written records in the area where the Emirate of Dubai is situated are rare for any periods prior to the 18th century, with major turning point in the history and fortunes of Dubai happened in 1966, urbanization seemed to happen in a ‘fast-forward’ manner alongside with the development of the digital age. Hence, the introduction of Dubai 7 as a digital real-time library, museum and exhibition, which encompasses a large exhibition space that documents historic and urban social, economic and cultural transformation, is a logical consequence.

To create a structure that corresponds to the climatic conditions, the thermal masses of the building and the grounds beneath the tent are activated by chilled water circulating in a radiant cooling system imbedded inside the concrete walls and slabs. The water is naturally and passively chilled in tanks below ground level, which is then pumped through the system by solar power.

 

 

 

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The central vertical circulation between the exhibition and documentation levels.

 

In the permanent exhibition, digital information is projected in relation to its physical context. The users are enabled to point at a building, a place or an area of interest to receive specific references such as information related to history, geography, transportation, culture, urban context, nearby facilities etc. can be revealed. The data archive also provides overlays of historical maps, images and other pictorial information to enable users to grasp information quickly.

The space serves as a cultural and social landmark by providing a platform for discourse, research and information exchange. The data is continuously updated to map out social, cultural, urban and historical changes of existing and ongoing developments within the context such that information can be understood at a glance.
 

 

 

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The entrances to the exibition spaces.

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Dubai 7 Dubai UAE

The digital exhibition displays combine historic facts and urban development with current and future developments which feed the database.

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Dubai 7 Dubai UAE

Some spaces offer a 360 degree views onto the city. The developments will be showcased in their urban context and linked with relevant data.

 

 

 

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Data from current  associated developments will be featured in the data collection of the city. 

 

 

 

Cheungvogl Architects Hong Kong Dubai 7 Dubai UAE

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