Wa named interior designer for Burj Dubai hotel
by Sarah Campbell
Wa international has been named as interior design consultant on Emaar Properties’ Burj Dubai Lake hotel project. The Dubai-based firm will be in charge of the design of 198 guest rooms, 626 serviced residential apartments and all public areas related to the multi storey development, currently under construction.
“We are very pleased to be part of such a dynamic team. It was important to develop a distinctive, progressive interior design to compliment the architectural exterior as created by architects W S Atkins Overseas. The curvilinear design of the building has resulted in some very unique and exciting spaces,” said Claire Craig, design director, wa international.
Due to the unique shape of the building, a number of unique hotel and apartment layouts were created, each offering a wide expanse of glass to create an airy feel and maximise on cityscape views.
“The new development is dazzling in its concept and design,” said Helen Skea, senior interior designer for wa. International. “Our vision is to bring the essence of the Arabian Gulf, the mountains, the wadis, the sand dunes and the sea into its interiors; using the warm colours of the desert and mountains, accentuated with the brilliant hues and blues of the sea and sky,” she added.
At completion, programmed for mid-2008, the 63-storey building will overlook Emaar’s Burj Dubai Tower and numerous other prestigious developments within the Emaar Burj Dubai precinct.