View Full Version : Dubai Cultural Centre: a missed 'off-shore' opportunity
July 19th, 2005, 01:05 PM
I've just finished a book about Norman Foster. He's a very famous architect, who designed the new Hong Kong Airport, the renovation of the German Reichstag,... At the end of the book I suddenly saw this impressive project. It was designed in 1998 for Dubai to become the Dubai Cultural Centre. They don't mention however why it was never realised. This would've looked very good, don't you think?
July 19th, 2005, 01:09 PM
Yes it would've been amazing to have something like this.
July 19th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Deleted the wrong one by mistake, sorry about that. Please post the pics again.
July 19th, 2005, 01:16 PM
wow that is great. i like the design ... amazing...
maybe it is still to come, we don't have a "culture city" so far..?!
July 19th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Hmmm, a spermatosoit ready to strike :runaway:
July 19th, 2005, 03:32 PM
:hahaha: lol. what are you thinking abt at work altin ;)
July 19th, 2005, 03:44 PM
July 19th, 2005, 03:55 PM
I like it, especially how it uses that open-up concept at the front of the centre :).
July 19th, 2005, 03:56 PM
one big spoon, how is it reflective of dubai culture ?!
August 23rd, 2005, 03:26 AM
it doesnt get any more cultural than a sperm cell that looks set to 'release'
August 23rd, 2005, 07:41 AM
^^ :crazy2: :laugh:
August 23rd, 2005, 09:43 PM
no wonder norman was so critical of dubai ..his project was not accepted
August 24th, 2005, 12:12 AM
so let me understand: this wasnt accepted so he took this "helmet" idea and made it into the municipality of london building?
norman foster is such a cry baby, oh wait: SIR norman foster, he is used to queens and dignitries pampering him :)
August 24th, 2005, 12:18 AM
August 24th, 2005, 12:20 AM
hmm.. a sunken level in the middle of the sea -
just imagine this building after a tsunami:
will be renamed to: dubai public pool :)
August 24th, 2005, 12:39 AM
perhaps they went for palm island instead, its around the same time.
August 24th, 2005, 12:52 AM
it would have looked amezing, but it would be really a dangerous place, except if they could have built a roof that could close if there are big waves or something
August 24th, 2005, 06:55 AM
SIR Norm's prototype, didn't work out the way they expected...