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Arup wins spatial planning contract for Azizi Venice opera

DUBAI, 16 days ago

UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced that it has signed up British engineering firm Arup for the spatial planning of its state-of-the-art opera house within its premium development, Azizi Venice, located in Dubai South.
 
An AED30-billion ($8.16 billion) mixed-use project, Azizi Venice will comprise more than 30,000 residential units across 100 apartment complexes, and over 400 luxury villas and mansions. 
 
At the heart of Azizi Venice lies its luxurious pedestrian-friendly boulevard, which will be open-air in the winter and glass-covered in the summer to ensure a temperature-controlled space with year-round activity and visitors. 
 
Lined with three-storey buildings planned to host the world’s top retailers and brands, nightlife, and entertainment options, as well as eateries that represent a vast number of countries from across the world, 
Azizi Boulevard will represent a new and unique point of interest on Dubai’s map of outstanding sights. 
Located at the heart of the boulevard and built to the highest, most contemporary standards in design and architecture, Azizi Opera will become one of the most notable venues for high-caliber events in the emirate.
 
For the project, Azizi is taking on the role of master developer, in charge of constructing the buildings, roads, and all the infrastructure.
 
Announcing the contract award, CEO Farhad Azizi said: "We are delighted to be partnering with the renowned UK group Arup, whose expertise in engineering and design perfectly aligns with our commitment to delivering unparalleled luxury."
 
Founded in 1946 in London, Arup specialises in a wide range of disciplines, including structural and civil engineering, environmental advisory, and lighting design. 
 
With a dedication to excellence and collaboration, Arup has played a pivotal role in shaping some of the most iconic construction projects worldwide, executing holistic solutions that responsibly prioritize efficiency and functionality.
 
"Azizi Opera will become one of the most notable venues for cultural and community events in Dubai. We are eager to witness our joint efforts bringing about this state-of-the-art opera house," remarked Azizi.
 
"A prime tourist attraction and high-end local hotspot, Azizi Venice plans to welcome over 30,000 visitors on a daily basis. The opulent community will have its very own two Azizi-owned and operated five-star hotels at the entrances of the community, as well as one boutique hotel located on an island in the middle of the lagoon," he stated. 
 
A large number of underground parking spaces will be constructed to grant tens of thousands of daily visitors easy access to Azizi Boulevard and Azizi Opera, he added.
 
Azizi pointed out that Arup was the second UK group to be signed up for the Azizi Venice project in the past week.
 
It had recently roped in UK-based design studio Kettle Collective to provide concept design for 12 buildings within the mega mixed-use development.
 
Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, Kettle Collective is a major architectural firm known for its innovative and sustainable designs. With a global presence, the brand is led by a team of experienced architects and designers. 
 
Kettle Collective has garnered recognition for its cutting-edge approach to architecture, tackling projects ranging from commercial developments to cultural landmarks, said the developer. 
 
"Their commitment to pushing boundaries and embracing new technologies ensures that each project they undertake leaves a lasting impression on the built environment. We eagerly anticipate their creative concept designs, and we are confident that they will add tremendous value to our Venice projects, helping us in our pursuit of excellence," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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