Location: Dubai Internet City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Status: Completed, August, 2001 | Built Up Area: 41,600 ft² | Market Sector: Office & Corporate
Services Provided: Architectural Design, Civil Engineering, Construction Supervision, Landscape Design, MEP Design
Keywords: Headquarters, Office
Microsoft Headquarters is part of a set of major technological headquarter buildings set in the tech hub of Dubai Internet City. The three projects are unified in their aesthetics regarding their color schemes, architectural language, and vary regarding the way their solid masses and glazed blocks converge. These projects all surround the lake and are spaced by flowing along the meandering plot limit. The Microsoft Headquarter plan is an intersection of two masses, with a rectilinear opaque block intersecting a glass oval that skewed from being perpendicular to the block. The oval is surrounded by curved feature walls that define garden spaces, giving some privacy to the project. These curved feature walls are illustrated as frames with locally themed patterned screens inset. The color palette of the project consists of Beige, deep blue glazing, and red accents. The project introduces interconnectivity between history and the future through these design features.