The Sheikh Zayed Dubai Pearl Podium Development

Dubai, UAE

Asymptote’s design for the Sheikh Zayed Dubai Pearl Podium Development proposes a combination of powerful architectural elements intelligently situated and efficiently planned to create a vibrant vital and significant urban, retail and cultural experience. The scheme deliberately targets the sophisticated and refined sensibilities and taste of its complex users and visitors. The Dubai Pearl Podium is designed to complement the existing tower construction with a visually compelling and harmonious composition of buildings and environs which serves as much to highlight the iconic nature of the existing construction as it does to increase the sophistication, functionality and connectivity of the podium architecture integrated with the surrounding community and city.

The Sheikh Zayed Dubai Pearl Podium Development is designed as a state of the art mixed-use development that incorporates the latest technologies to position it as a singular destination for public and private commercial facilities, exhibition space and entertainment and event venues for the people of Dubai, as well as for national and international visitors. The project aids in the transformation of the site as part of the new vision for Dubai becoming a dynamic urban hub that celebrates local culture and recreation.


Date: 2011


Size: 238 000 sqm


Location: Dubai, UAE


Architect: Asymptote Architecture


Design: Hani Rashid, Lise Anne Couture


Project Director: Matthew Utley


Design Team: Brian Deluna, Danny Abalos, Rebecca Caillouet,

Oliver Dibrova


Robert Eleazer, Claudia Friesz, Tara Hagan, Zach Hines, John Hsu,

Gabirel Huerta, Kadri Kerge, Susan Kim, Paul Mecomber, Surasuk Pattanapanitchakul, Margarita Yong, Penghan Wu