Spotlight on Smart Dubai’s new office, fitted-out by Summertown as a showcase for the organisation’s progressive values.
Smart Dubai is the Government office in charge of leading Dubai’s efforts to become ‘the world’s smartest city'. Its new office in the Dubai Design District (d3) needed to reflect the organisation’s progressive, innovative identity. Summertown collaborated with Design Worldwide Partnership (DWP) to deliver an efficient, healthy and sustainable workplace that achieved LEED Gold certification.
The office features a ‘virtual reception’, a range of working spaces, a café, auditorium, majlis (cultural and social spaces), quiet zones, a lab and meeting rooms. There are writable walls, a live feed LED display in the café, and stylish contemporary furniture throughout. The work of the office is supported by seamless technological integration.
The office’s green credentials include extensive use of organic materials such as wood and rope, which reflect the core business principals of sustainable, environmentally friendly development.