Bold new plans for Dubai's design, fashion, art and luxury idealists
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The masterplan for Dubai Design District – or d3 as it has become known – has been unveiled, signalling a massive step forward for the project.
Set in the shadow of Downtown Dubai, on the other side of Emirates Road, the 21 million square feet development will be the hub for the region’s design, fashion, art and luxury sectors. It will feature a 1.8km waterfront destination – part of the Creek expansion plan – featuring design-led hotels and boutique retail, dining and entertainment venues.
Unsurprisingly, developers are keen to stress how important ‘pioneering design’ will be to absolutely everything, including the architecture, retail opportunities and housing. But in official information released, they go one-step further by insisting that the growth of the area will be constant and driven by the creative community housed on-site.
“d3 has been designed as a unique concept,” officials said of the site which currently has 11 buildings under construction. “It is a purpose-built neighbourhood built for the creative community, developed in full collaboration with them to offer a unique experience to designers, tourists and the public, tallying with what Dubai thrives to be as cultural and innovative centre.
“As a result, d3 has evolved to be so much more than just a business district; the majority of those who will be based in d3 are driven by the desire to create. It will be alive both day and night, offering a vibrant atmosphere with edgy boutiques, entertainment and retail concepts, and the kind of credible, cutting-edge creative events more often found in London, New York, Paris and Milan.”
The d3 announcement is one of a number being made this week at CityScape. Another setting tongues wagging comes from business magnate Donald Trump and developer Damac Properties, who have announced they will be developing a second golf course for the American tycoon at AKOYA Oxygen. To be known as Trump World Golf Club Dubai, it will be set within this 55 million sq ft development in Dubailand.