Dubai Design District Dubai’s newest creative space, has recently collaborated with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts, and heritage, and Design Days Dubai, to launch “Urban Commissions” a new project inviting designers, architects, engineers, researchers, students and professionals, to design innovative public installations for the city of Dubai.
The winning proposal will be unveiled at Design Days Dubai in March 2015. Submissions so far have come from across the UAE with 63% from Dubai itself; of the submissions received, applicants have come from over 24 countries including India, UK, USA and Lebanon, demonstrating the truly international appeal of the project.
In support of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to transform Dubai into an innovation-driven economy, this initiative will focus on stimulating creativity and the development of new technologies, creating smart and sustainable infrastructure, and driving entrepreneurship and SME growth.
Dubai Design District is dedicated to supporting emerging local and regional talent and so the development of this space will be an interactive hub that ensures design, fashion, art, and luxury collide to encourage creativity and to drive innovation across the design-led industries. Built on inspiration taken from the designers themselves, the space aims to stimulate collaboration and creativity to ensure Dubai remains at the cutting edge of style.