Jumeirah First Complex

LOCATION: Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
STATUS: Finished
YEAR: 2013

Jumeirah One is an affluent area in coastal Dubai which is very popular amongst expats. To cater their needs, the program also comprises a main lobby, restaurant, cafe lounge, business center, gym, suites, junior suites and guest rooms. Taking inspiration of its location, a strong concept employed in the interior design is based around wooden dowel structures, traditionally used as structural reinforcements in craft making. This creates a spectacular atmosphere throughout the spaces. 

On the restaurant, for example, it strengthens the feeling of intimacy by using it as an ondular structure across the ceiling, forming a spectacular cavernous effect of shadows and lights. A similar and elegant execution takes place in the cafeteria, where wood intertwines to generate a sculptural effect. Other materials form an interesting juxtaposition, like the organically-shaped furniture in the cafeteria or the strips of white walls and lights of the meeting rooms. Overall, the interior design expresses the potential and beauty materials have -in particular wood- to create unique and mesmerizing environments without forgetting its practical applications.