Seventh Heaven at Al Barari

Dubai, UAE
The project incorporates 157 high-end luxury apartments, garden, and sky villas, all with exceptionally high internal living spaces, flooded with natural daylight, and closely connected with extensive private terraces or gardens. Residents are able to enjoy spectacular views of the lush botanic oasis of the Al Barari landscape, the tranquil wilderness of the desert beyond, and Dubai's iconic skyline.

The masterplan is conceived as a community district punctuated by waterways and incorporates residential development, a boutique hotel, a retail village, gardens, and community facilities. Unique in the region, this haven of natural beauty forms the lush context for Seventh Heaven. The original vision behind this development is perceived through every aspect of the design from the vast naturally lit living spaces to the integration with soft landscape throughout.
Al Barari Firm Management
Site Area:
Architecture, Masterplanning, Landscape, Sustainability, CGI
Built 2020
The project responds to the distinct climate of Dubai and strives to lengthen the comfortable conditions of the year. The residences are positioned along an east-west axis, maximising southern exposure for even natural light, reducing lighting loads, avoiding glare from the east and west, and framing desirable northern views. This orientation takes full advantage of the predominant WNW midday breeze, balancing very high temperatures during the day.
The aim of the landscape design is three-folded: maximise outdoor comfort and vibrancy to promote seamless indoor and outdoor connection; fabricate intimate and memorable landscape experiences in complement to the unique architectural design; and create a green, rich, and lush environment that exemplifies the Al Barari philosophy.


Design Partner - Gordon Affleck
Project Partner - Chris Jones

Architectural Team
Colin Ashton, Phil Gray, Rita Pang, Jose Castaneda, Nick Cunningham, Rob Rodriguez, Radek Szafran, Adrian Yau

Landscape Design Team
Kan Srisawat, Carol Hui, Matthew Younger, Michelie Tonido, Shingrong Wu

Sustainable Design Team
Sean Quinn

CGI Team
Jon Martin, Laura Simonsen, Yasser Salomon

Photo courtesy of Rafael Vargas



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