Dubai Sharjah Village

Area : 150,500 sq m
Location : Shahrjah
Status : Competition
Team : Shridhar Rao, Shikha Doogar

The project proposes an urban destination which unites the two driving forces of two cities culture and retail. The island transforms into an oasis which builds on these two layers and the proposed program mutates and adapts to its environment.

The imagery of the built borrows heavily from the old city architecture of Sharjah. The traditional architecture provides not only built patterns but also a functional mix dictating the spread of functions across the island and providing cues for the built textures the organic growth of the program adapts itself into the site forming a part of the natural environment. The built form therefore seems incidental and subservient to the Oasis.