Thursday Salute to Originals: Architecture Under Cover
Being in Northeast Ohio, we know the weather can change in the time it takes to snap your fingers. The joys of spending an hour getting ready for the day just to go out into the summer humidity to have it ruined in seconds. Or how about in the winter months when you climb in to your freezing car just to have it finally warm up when you get to your destination? Here in Northeast Ohio, Mother Nature is uncontrollable and we tailor our days accordingly. Dubai, however, in the near future, might not have to worry about any weather changes at all.
Not only is Dubai home to the tallest building in the world, the city has also unveiled plans for the world’s first indoor city—a temperature-controlled mega resort and shopping center enclosed with a retractable glass roof. Sounds amazing, right?
This project is described as “an innovative concept” that will “strengthen Dubai’s appeal as a tourism hub.” Their vision for this “Mall of the World” is designed as a contained street spanning just under 4.5 miles and will include a shopping center, theater district, and a gigantic theme park (just to name a few). The developer describes the space as an “alternative experience to the typical Dubai mall”.
The space acts as its own hub, protecting its visitors from the stifling summer months—when temperatures can exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit! But thanks to a retractable glass roof, people can be exposed to fresh air in the cooler winter season.
Today we salute property developer, Dubai Holding, for this vision that you could say most of us in Northeast Ohio would be jealous of. Not only is the architecture phenomenal, but the idea of enjoying the view of the outdoors while being protected from the elements gives you the best of both worlds.