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Sky Pa Sand

Design Competition Entry

From the outset, we decided to take an innovative sculptural approach, exploiting the brief to shape a structure with myriad cuboids intersecting to form the primary mass. The multifaceted lightweight fabric structure was proposed for an international Airline Company announcing their presence in Dubai, UAE. The structure, though located on Sheikh Zayed Road, has low rise individual residential units as its far background. The 1440sqm site is defined by the arid and sandy ground and the beautiful sky that forms its background. At a pedestrian level, its the sandy ground and the deep blue sky that defines the structure. As the sun sets, the structure lights up incrementally and takes on a lighter intensity towards late evening. The lightscape of the structure has been addressed with utmost concern so as to limit over lighting the sky and thereby reducing night sky pollution.

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