Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designed the Al Wasl Plaza in Dubai, UAE.
This project was the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai and will be the soul of the post-expo Legacy District.
Al Wasl Plaza was envisioned to allow a wide variety of activities to take place – from small-scale artistic performances to larger-scale musical or theatrical productions.
The brainchild of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture maximizes its functionality by extending it beyond daylight hours. While its day function provides ample shade for visitors – after dusk, it takes on a new vibrant role as the projection screen for a 360º degree immersive experience.
The light and ethereal materiality that glows from the Al Wasl Plaza acts as an inviting lantern to engage and delight Dubai's vibrant nightlife.
Designer: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Project: Al Wasl Plaza