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Sand to Spectacle: The Dubai Mall

DP Architects: Boxed Edition

Nartano Lim Widari Bahrin Francis Francis Lee

224 pages
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers Llc
The Dubai Mall, completed in 2008, is currently the world’s largest mall and one of the largest structures in the world. Sand to Spectacle - The Dubai Mall – DP Architects documents the design process of Singapore-based DP Architects as it realized a building the size of a city in just over four years from sketch to construction. The authors perform an in-depth analysis of the historical, architectural, cultural, and physical forces at play in the building’s design, and supplement the text with a unique comparative study of Dubai and Singapore to describe The Dubai Mall as a product of both local and global influences.