SNOWDOME

We were appointed to masterplan and develop a design concept for this spectacular winter sports resort, located in Dubailand, UAE. This major tourism project was to be one of the anchor attractions of Dubailand, and extended to over 1.4 million square feet. It consisted of a self-supporting dome 220 meters in diameter and 75 meters high – that would include a revolving ski slope going through and around an artificial mountain range.

The complex includes a deluxe hotel, restaurants and bars inside the dome, and two external towers, designed to look like icicles coming out of the ground, which will act as a hotel and apartments. A further series of nine apartment buildings surround the dome together with a leisure club and underground parking. A rapid transit system would take visitors from the parking to the main attractions.

LocationDubai, UAEYear2005 - 2006Client32 Group / Event Specialist ProjectsCostUS $1 billionArea130,000 sq m / 1.4 million sq ft (GEA)