Dubai Opera House
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Dubai Opera House
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Undertaken whilst Helen Skea was an Associate Interior Designer at Wa International
The design inspiration for the Opera House Down Town Dubai is to create an interior that is embedded in the culture and history of the city and one that celebrates the unbreakable link to the sea, sailors and merchants who brought wealth and prosperity to the city.
The sea, the creek and the Dhow are ever present reminders of Dubai’s maritime past. We have added another layer to the interior design concept which is inspired by the traditional pearl divers of the region, allowing us to take the opulence and pure form of the pearl to add glamour and style which enhances the theatrical theme
The elements chosen as a source for the interior architectural themes are as follows:
- The Sea
- The Dhow
- The Kamal
- The Pearl
The combination of these elements will be used as a metaphor to celebrate Dubai’s cultural past and will provide a constant reference throughout the interior spaces. The combination of these elements will be used as a metaphor to celebrate Dubai’s cultural past and will provide a constant reference throughout the interior spaces.
There are many layers that can be extracted from these elements, from the rich timber clad hull of the Dhow which acts as a dramatic backdrop to the iridescent finishes of the architectural screening features seen at the escalators that undulates upwards through the vertical space leading the eye up to the vast 30m high atrium.
Suspended within this atrium is a shimmering, reflective light installation. This impressive light feature is inspired by the movement of shoals of fish darting through the water.