B.1 / ESPLANADE
9 retail buildings connected by a glazed concourse
Al Barsha First, Dubai, U.A.E.
Muzoon on behalf of B1 Real Estate LLC
22,140.98 m² / 238,325.55 ft²
Retail, Leisure, Tourism
A series of open-air retail centers, Esplanade is designed to be a socially wealthy environment that provides an alternative to the Mega Mall. Its restaurants and boutiques create a variety of unique spaces around themselves that connect and create a strand of architectural jewels. The buildings of simple elegance yet rich with detail, pattern and texture “frame” and celebrate a display of social activity and experience, making a presentation to the street in their brilliant colors and materials.
The Esplanade is designed to engage the linear site with a series of fluid buildings that transform its rigidity into a connected chain of experiences and spaces. People will be attracted to the site by its activities, which will be like jewels in a necklace for those who visit.