Waterfront City in Dubai by Rem Koolhaas

KoolhaasGrand Urban Experiment in Dubai

The Waterfront City in Dubai designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas for Nakheel (the biggest developers in the United Arab Emirates). This new city will be built on 1.5-billion-square-foot of artificial island.

In Dubai Mr. Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture seem at first glance to have simply combined the two concepts, creating a hybrid of the generic and the fantastic. The core of the development would be the island, which would be divided into 25 identical blocks. Neat rows of towers — some tall and slender, others short and squat, depending on the zoning — line the blocks, as if a fragment of Manhattan had been removed with a scalpel and reinserted in the Middle East.

KoolhaasGrand Urban Experiment in Dubai