TH8 Development and DELANO HOTEL
THE PALM JUMEIRAH, UAE
“TH8 is set to bring Miami Beach style to Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The design brief asked for a simple, elegant, yet fun landscape which incorporates artistic installations and curiosities. Applying an ‘outdoor rooms’ concept to the landscape, desert INK created a series of outdoor spaces, while aligning two jaw-dropping infinity pools with the beach, affording maximum exposure to revellers to enjoy the stunning sea-views.”
Size: 38,600 SQ/M. Client: IFA Hotels. Completion Date: Q4 2017.
“The beauty of the desert is captured at this 5 bed boutique motel, café and spa located where desert meets the majestic Hajar mountains in Sharjah. Combining naturalistic swathes of hydro-seeded, regional planting mixes with geometric terraces from local stone, this motel will demonstrate a new contemporary desert aesthetic.”
Size: 17,600 SQ/M. Client: Shurooq. Lead Architect: ANARCHITECT. Completion Date: Q3 2017.
THE ADDRESS RESORT & SPA
“Approached by Abu Dhabi-based developers, Eagle Hills, desert INK were tasked with developing the landscape masterplan and concept for this resort containing a 5 star hotel and serviced apartments. The project’s unique setting where mountains meet the Indian Ocean, inspired the team to utilize level changes cascading pools and a promenade to fully appreciate the site’s natural assets.”
Size: 60,000 SQ/M. Client: Eagle Hills. Lead Architect: RW Armstrong. Expected Completion Date: Q2 2019
RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE
“desert INK were commissioned to expand this regional favourite, formerly the Banyan Tree, with a two-tier pool and recreational terraces. Being a desert resort, indigenous desert trees and shrubs were positioned to frame majestic views of the surrounding dunes complete with roaming gazelles. A series of stone-filled gabion walls were introduced to define space and offer shelter to guests, while over-sized pots add interest to the recreation decks.”
Size: 21,000 SQ/M. Client: Confidential. Completion Date: Not yet known.
“desert INK’s concept for this hotel involved the creation of an urban sanctuary where guests retreat from the city. Contemporary landscape details and forms derived from U+A’s architectural composition, are contrasted against layered tropical planting. Predominantly constructed over the basement parking slab, desert INK closely collaborated with project engineers to ensure soil depths were accommodated, while loading restrictions respected.”
Size: 6,500 SQ/M. Client: Marriott. Lead Architect: U+A Architects
HOLIDAY INN STAYBRIDGE SUITES
“desert INK’s approach for this Dubai hotel delivers on the client’s requirement for a robust, functional and extremely low-maintenance landscape for two world-renowned hotel brands. The resulting landscape design is highly cost-effective, whilst delivering the brand hallmarks of comfort and familiarity.”
Size: 11,400 SQ/M. Client: RMJM. Expected Completion Date: Q2 2019.
DOWNTOWN DUBAI, UAE
"An exciting and unusual commission from fashion giants Chanel; desert INK delivered the design and site supervision for this temporary landscape ‘secret garden’ installation for a three day event. The garden was constructed by sister company, Desert Landscape who installed thousands of potted trees, palms and plants over the course of ten days upon a flat car park space at the foot of the Burj Khalifa. Attracting a host of VIP’s and celebrities, visitors struggled to believe that the garden was created over the week preceding the event."
Size: 1,300 SQ/M. Client: Chanel. Completion Date: Q2 2014.