Position: Lead Project Designer, BIM Coordinator MJTX
Status: TBD Size: 140,000 SF Program: Performing Arts Center & Hotel Address: Dubai, UAE
DESCRIPTION The Kite Beach theater is located adjacent to a historic fishing village. Fisherman in this region have used sailboats which have a particular curve. Given Dubai’s intense heat the primary design decision was to utilize this sailboat precedent for a curving marquee shading device that connects the performance venue to the hotel. The main performance venue seats 5,000 while the smaller multi-purpose venue seats 400. The building’s entrance is protected from the harsh solar rays by a massive perforated metal mesh that sits atop slender columns. As the curving sail shade twists open at the theaters entrance it begins to wrap flush with the face of the building, looking as if the theater was setting sail.
My responsibilities for this project was to design the entire facility based on our clients needs with weekly desk crits from my firm’s two partners. I produced the presentations, renderings, 3D modeling and drawing sets while maintaining a fully organized BIM model that collaborated with consultant models.