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Project Details

Client: Emaar
Location: Boulevard Crescent Downtown, Dubai
Completion: 2020
Scale: 20,000 sqft

An innovative co-working space overlooking the main gallery drives footfall and generates interest in this emerging cultural hub.

Cultural scene

Culture vultures will already know of the evolving art and cultural scene emerging in downtown Dubai. Our design transformation for Foundry, a progressive art space situated in the heart of this vibrant district, reflects the connection between artist, culture, location and viewer. Inspired by brutalist architecture, bare materials and structural elements provide a clean backdrop for art and conversation to take center stage.

Meander through the six interlinked galleries; exposed walls and columns, angular geometric shapes and a monochrome color palette effectively frame the work of emerging artists, providing the structural support for new ideas, thought and expression. Spread across the ground and first floor is a co-working space, an open-to-all area for anyone to meet, collaborate and foster new relationships. Custom-designed camel leather wrapped reading pods, designed in partnership with local artists, showcase community talent while offering a unique and peaceful creative thinking space.

Foundry by Zebra