Wasl have redefined their residential business model by advancing the next generation of building accommodation typologies across Dubai. As part of this evolving strategy, the client is raising the interior design and living standards in their ‘build to rent’ developments. AK Design have been appointed as the preferred lead consultant to create and deliver contemporary style apartments as part of a greater master plan near the port area of the city. The project includes basement car parking, ground floor retail and a mix of 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed apartments on the upper levels.
Part of the brief has been to contextualize the design with the surrounding maritime district. Focus has been given to apartment privacy whilst maintaining community integration. A number of building category innovations have been deployed on this project which includes the use of natural light in all maid’s quarters, kitchens and corridors. Other items are the planning in of ensuite bathrooms to all bedrooms, provision of fully compliant apartment units for disabled use, common facilities such as gymnasium, swimming pool, children’s play area and podium level landscaping.