2016 Middle East Interior Design Awards, MEIDA Building Prize, Architect, Built Environment Prize
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AAID – Best Large Corporate Space in MEIDA: General Electric Middle East Aviation Innovation Centre, DAFZA
5 Jun 2016
Middle East Interior Design Awards 2016 News
AAID win Best Large Corporate Space in MEIDA Awards
AAID are thrilled to have been voted category winner at the Middle East Interior Design Awards (MEIDA) on Monday 23rd May 2016 held in the prestigious Cavalli Club located within Dubai`s Fairmont Hotel.
Winner of the Best Large Corporate Space, AAID were selected with their inspiring Design for the General Electric Middle East Aviation Innovation Centre within the Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)
Stuart Allen, AAID`s Founder and Managing Director said:
“The GE ME Aviation Innovation Centre is a project we have become extremely proud of. Our team really broke boundaries with their innovative design incorporating a US$7m software labatory and offices. GE has been a fantastic Client to work with and we welcome this award as a testament to the hard work of our team in collaboration with GE, the Contractor, Al Tayer Stocks and our colleagues at various suppliers and consultancies.”
The brief was to create an Aviation Technology innovation hub for major airlines based in the region. The 2,000m² centre is to home data scientists and software developers; integrating technology requirements such as video walls, interactive touch screens and tables, 3D printing and even a life-size acrylic aircraft engine. The purpose of this hub is to bring together industrial engineering with sensors, software applications and big data analytics.
AAID’s design responds to GE’s innovative services related to jet engine simulation and on-going research on flight efficiency. The technology used for customer experience is showcased throughout the project and is incorporated as focal points in the overall design. Interactive screen pods, life-size engine part exhibits and multi-screen displays show an integrated set of services.
AAID used aeronautical elements such as engine parts and airplane wings throughout the design to give spatial presence in direct correlation to work undertaken by GE. Utilising raw materials such as exposed concrete and textured fabrics reinforced the volume of architectural enclosure and its industrial purpose.
As the centre focuses on customer experience, it was important to intelligently integrate branding into interior spaces; the process became a seamless transition for artwork and quotations. This was achieved through careful selection of key circulation routes and open office spaces incorporating branding standards into the overall design.
AAID is an established international design entity that creates architecture, interiors and design projects for a
broad portfolio of cultural, commercial, residential, retail, hospitality and education clients.
With offices in Dubai, UAE and London, UK, complimented with affiliate offices globally in NYC, LA, Cape Town,
India, Milan and Melbourne & Singapore.
AAID creates sophisticated architecture, interiors and design that provide clients with thoughtful, high quality,
bespoke solutions delivered with confidence and integrity.
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