This project was a collaboration between GAJ and Hopkins Architects. Hopkins undertook the initial concept design with GAJ then working closely with them to develop the approved concept and then supervise its construction on site. The project was constructed within tight budgetary constraints and was completed on time and to budget.
The Gate Village is a 90,000sqm complex of ten mid-rise buildings ranging from five to ten storeys located in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Each of the granite-clad office buildings is unique in both plan form and height which in turn creates a strong and engaging urban setting of shaded streets and courtyards. This simple passive approach to dealing with the hot climatic conditions allows the buildings to be connected by an external podium that supports a mixture of retail spaces, galleries and restaurants.