3 buildings (3,000 sqm each)
Architectural and Interior Design
2014 – Current
Located at the southernmost plots of the Avenue as it recedes and curves into the main entrance of the Ayla Development, the plots are deep and subdivided in a way to allow for 3 double-loaded buildings, with 21 single aspect apartments in each.
The client brief to maximize on small apartments, results in a large mass. As the other Avenue buildings, the base is predominantly solid to lift-up the building and reduce its bulky appearance. The horizontal banding further breaks the height and improves the “flow” of its form. The waves create a balcony for each apartment. The building’s linearity is broken by splitting it open down its middle to create an airy and inviting triple height lobby.
The building is simple and elegant, resulting in efficient space planning and structure. The characteristic wavy appearance can be achieved by a cost effective precast concrete cladding system where three unique pieces are repeated to achieve the curvy forms.
Ayla Oasis Development Co.
Omar Al Omari, Deena Fakhro, Michaela Cojan, Huida Xia, Isabelle Tung, Isobel Parnell
ASAS Engineering Bureau