Opera House Downtown Dubai

Design of the Dubai Opera House draws its inspiration from the movement of sound waveforms. The contemporary feel of the plaza, opera house, and connected park island incorporates multi-level paving and planting textures, dynamic water features, and a layered overhead pedestrian shade structure that creates a visual identity from the boulevard. Sentineled by the Burj Kalifa, the site includes downtown Dubai’s largest green space, which has been designed to showcase outdoor performances. The inviting and engaging space exemplifies the nation’s burgeoning identity as a hub of culture and entertainment with the Opera House as its focal point.

EDSA provided urban planning and design services for the surrounding public domain including a functional analysis of corridors and thoroughfares, an evaluation of design narratives, as well as a response to the character and urban context of the site with a dynamic network of spaces and detailing.

Project Details

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Emaar International & Commercial Realty
Mirage Leisure & Development, Inc.
Scope: Schematic Design
Detailed Design
Construction Documents
5.3 hectares