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Ras Al Khaimah Gateway Proposal

Ras Al Khaimah Gateway Proposal

In 2008, Snøhetta was commissioned by the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority and RAKEEN to undertake the architectural design for the Gateway project in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. 

 

The architectural proposal is inspired by the surrounding desert and mountain landscape. This concept provides for an infinite variety of naturally shaded, intimate and protected spaces, around which the multiple uses associated with the development are woven. The undulating architectural landscape is resolved in a dramatic 200m tower marking the main gateway plaza, the perfect setting for a 5 star plus hotel affording panoramic views across the emirate, to the gulf and mountains beyond.

 

The program called for a mixed-use development comprised of a conference center, exhibition center, hotels and retail spaces. 

Categories
Architecture, Landscape, Interior, Culture, Residential & Hotel, Social & Meeting Spaces, Retail & Restaurant
Timeline

2008-2010

Status

Completed concept design

Location

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Typology

Mixed use

Size

450 000m2

Client

RAKIA