Sick of driving around and around on the carpark ramp to get to that elusive spot on the second last or last level of your cities carpark. Well, the future is here. A 765 car stall robotic carpark has just opened in Dubai at an office and hotel development. Able to handle 250 cars an hour. Drive to the entry leave your car on the lift and away it goes. Just remember not to leave your phone or loved one in the car.
IMAGE SOURCE: Arabian Business
The planners behind the recently opened section of Road 6 did their best to reduce the highway’s impact on the environment but admit that ‘irreversible damage’ was done
The planning concept included a comprehensive approach to landscape, out of a desire to minimize damage to plant and animal life. To reduce the amount of digging and filling in, 14 bridges with a combined length of 2.5 kilometers were erected, and three tunnels for the passage of animals were dug.
read the full article at the SOURCE: Damage control – Haaretz – Israel News
Dubai skyline – Image Source: Flickr – robertpaulyoung
Trade Arabia reports
Over 400 projects worth more than $300 billion have been placed on hold or cancelled in the United Arab Emirates due to the global financial crisis, Dubai-based research firm Proleads Global said on Tuesday.
The construction sector in the UAE will stabilise this year and is expected to show signs of recovery in 2010…
read the full article at the SOURCE: Trade Arabia – UAE projects worth over $300 billion on hold
The Peninsula On-line reports
DOHALAND has awarded contracts to leading industry experts as the company is all set to begin work on the first phase of its ambitious Heart of Doha project.
Turner, in a joint venture with DOHALAND, is providing project and construction management services. DTZ (financial feasibility), Rider Levett Bucknall (cost consultancy), ARUP/EDAW/Allies and Morrison (design regulation and site planning approval), ARUP (infrastructure), and Urbis (retail) are also involved in the project.
read the full article at the SOURCE: The Peninsula On-line – Heart of Doha project work all set to begin
IMAGE SOURCE: Heart of Doha – DOHALAND
International architecture firm RMJM has been appointed as lead design consultants for the Deerfields project.
Mandated to review the architectural design of the entire development and responsible for the engineering delivery, RMJM will also work on implementing improvement changes to the facade, interiors, and landscape design of the mall.
SOURCE: AMEinfo.com – Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi | MBI
Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the Los Angeles Times writes
Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out
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