Conceptual architectural design of the tourist complex with villas, shopping mall, open swimming pool, artificial islands and tower restaurant
Client: Sheikh Mohammed bin Saqr al Qassimi, UAE
Location: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Team: Dragan Mitić, Josif Milenković
Inspiration for the shapes and forms of artificial islands lies in stylized wings of the hawks whooping down to land. Large green and water areas, hiking trails, the opportunity to design a small marina and a luxury restaurant, make this island a very attractive and outstanding location.
At the entrance to the complex there is a great shopping mall with ground level car parking . The facade of the building is ornamented with lace -like metal grid with traditional Arab motifs including the structural facade behind it which gives a modern architectural expression.There is a possibility of direct connection of the shopping mall and restaurants via the gondola, which starts from the top of the central atrium and leads directly to the restaurant.
Restaurant planned in the island is the most impressive facility within the complex. Rather like sculpture, the inspiration for its design was a flower, stylized flower distinctive for that climate, known as desert hyacinth.
The required functional aspect, orientation and view to the sea as well as the sloppy terrain mostly influenced the final design of villas. The villas are designed as semi-detached houses, and each is individually designed as a whole making a whole even all together.
At the bottom of the complex, near the sea, there is a large public swimming pool.