UAE-based firm Abanos has been appointed as the fit-out contractors for the Art of Living Mall (Art Centre) located on Umm Sequim road in Dubai.
The fit-out works of the 510,000ft2 project will include a contemporary organic ceiling and custom-made aluminium Mashrabiya screens.
The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018, with LACASA appointed as main consultants on the project.
The fluid and abstract form of the building extends to the interiors but in a simpler way, according to Patrick Bean, design director at LACASA.
“The architecture of the building is quite unique from the outside, so we didn’t want interiors to be too overpowering. It is not a huge shopping area, so we didn’t want people to feel too enclosed once they walk inside the mall.” Read more about the design of the building and the interiors here.
At this year’s CID Awards, ALEC Fit won the Fit Out Project of the Year prize for its work on Boutique Le Chocolat in Dubai.
Earlier this year, designMENA showcased Summertown Interiors’ fit out work for Smart Dubai Office, tasked with managing the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, with an expection to reach Gold level.