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marcosandmarjan, 2017

Mirage: Selected Work


Client (Hakkasan) competition project for the 7* Waterfront Hotel and Resort on The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai UAE, 2017

Programme: 47,491m2 BU A, G+7 max height

Design: marcosandmarjan with RMJM International

The Palms on the Palm:
The main concept is driven by the idea of a set of grand inhabitable palms that are grown on the Palm of Dubai. The morphology of the palms sug­gest that trunks are extrapolated into a series of inhabited cones which host the main bulk of hotel rooms. The symbol is of growth, festivity and prosperity.

Floating hotel – Mirage / mirrored massing:
The main mass of the hotel is located in the cones and the inhabitable roof, while club, communal areas, services and parking are embedded in the ground. From the distance the upper and lower building mass are conceptually mirrored, resembling the image of a mirage. Lifting up a large constructive mass from the ground makes the building hover over the landscape, suggesting a poetic vision that creates illusion and fan­tasy. This contrast to the typical buildings of Dubai, which are more heavily rooted on the ground, will give the hotel a unique feel and reputation in the region.

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