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IO designs Huawei corporate headquarters in Dubai Internet City

by Cheryl Lau on Oct 7, 2016 in Architecture , Interiors
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All images courtesy IO

All images courtesy IO

IO has designed a modern headquarters set within Dubai Internet City (DIC) for Huawei, a rising Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications company

Huawei partners with MENA's largest ICT hub, (DIC) – a member of TECOM Group, to establish its national headquarters in the United Arab Emirates. By doing so, they believe this long term investment will add a good addition to the country's vision of making Dubai the most forward living city in the world.

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Chris Jones, partner at IO Middle East said, "We are thrilled to know that Huawei has selected the DIC office development as their home in the UAE, which we had originally designed for TECOM.  Prior to this, our Partners have previously worked with Huawei in leading the design and delivery for their R&D Headquarters Campus in Nanjing, China."

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The key to the brief of this project was to create a contemporary office building that stands out from the neighbourhood of commercial buildings with attention to healthy work culture and productivity within iconic and sustainable architecture.

Another key element of the Huawei headquarters is its integration into the existing urban ambience surrounding it. Take for example, the body of the building which is carefully shaped to connect the height of the adjacent office building, stepping back the north side in order for views to show through the waterfront and provide an urban dialogue with university buildings to its north.

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In the middle of the headquarters, IO elevates gardens bringing nature components to the building including the public drop off and arrival level up to the office environment. Large private and semi-private terraces and gardens are placed to frame views to the waterfront at the roof and back to the Marina from the south bringing breathtaking scenery to the working atmosphere.

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