Huawei UAE Headquarters

Dubai, UAE

Huawei headquarters development provides a modern landmark Grade A office space set within Dubai, UAE. The vision is to create a contemporary office building that is distinguished from surrounding commercial buildings with particular emphasis on healthy work culture and productivity for occupants within an iconic and sustainable architecture.

The project is located in Al Sufouh 2 district, with close proximity to Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. The site itself is bounded by Al Falak Street and Dubai Internet City Metro station is approximately 800m from the site to the South-East. Jumeirah and downtown Dubai are easily accessible to the North-East.

The plot lies within a relatively low rise neighbourhood bounded by a mix of G+3 buildings belonging to University of Wollongong to the north, G+5/G+6 office buildings to the west and south, and G+2/G+3 office buildings to the east, some of which are also currently occupied by other Fortune 500 companies and multinationals.

Office, Retail, F&B
Site Area:
Architecture, Sustainability, CGI
Built 2019
One of the key drivers for this corporate headquarters is its integration into the existing urban fabric. The building massing is carefully sculpted to relate to the height of the adjacent office building, stepping back to the north to allow views to the waterfront and providing an urban dialogue with the University buildings. The building massing sets back from Al Falak Street, naturally affording a large landscaped plaza in front of the building and creating a formal drop off experience and vibrant F&B terrace.
At the heart of the scheme was the concept of stepping (or elevated) gardens bringing the landscape up from the public drop off and arrival level up to the office environment. Large private and semi-private terraces and gardens are formed framing views to the waterfront at the roof and back to the Marina from the south. Primary office vistas to the south and east are maximised.

The building entrance is located on the south-east corner providing visibility and identity. Drop offs to the south and east filter into the building stepping and ramping up to the lobby via a series of landscaped terraces. The lobby itself is set back from the building façade above creating a covered and shaded space that is easily accessed from the retail and F&B facilities and the office lobby.
The façade design responds to the solar condition with a series of pre-cast concrete fins wrapping the building. To the south and east, they project out to self-shade the predominantly glazed façade with secondary fritting to the glass. To the north and west façades the fins are flush with the glass providing a more solid appearance and increased privacy. Again secondary fritting to the glass reduces solar glare and overlooking.

Double height elevated private gardens are sculpted into the building volume while large roof terraces accessible to all tenants are sculpted on the roof. These terraces are covered by a shading pergola protecting the spaces from solar glare.


Design Partner - Nick Cordingley
Project Partner - Chris Jones

Architectural Team

Kishor Lad, Jamie Webb, Eugene de Villiers, Alexey Golbraykh, Sean Quinn, George Aguirre, Karolina Kurzak, Janet Tam

CGI Team
Jon Martin, Yasser Salomon, Peter Alsterholm, David Guardado, Laura Simonsen



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