Dubai Design District, consisting of 10 (yes, ten) buildings just East of Dubai Downtown is an exciting concept by Tecom to provide a future hub for fashion design related companies, ranging from well known high end international design houses to startup SMEs. The new free zone is already accepting registrations and will be operational by the beginning of 2015. We are really proud of being part of this ambitious project by providing facade engineering services for Design & Built procurement. Folcra Beach has been appointed as the specialist contractor a few months ago, and the design is taking shape week by week. By now we have an approved main system package, with interesting sail shading features. Further packages on the way will include courtyard glass walls, glazed skylights, shopfronts with folding doors. An additional challenge of the project that the brand new facade design has to correspond to existing site conditions.