Dubai

Sea House

YAC challenges architects to design a villa in Jumeirah Bay. The aim is to offer peace among the hustle and bustle of one of the fastest economies of the world.

    Architecture and nature are intertwined. Despite being different, even opposed, they are deeply connected.

    The connection between nature and architecture gives rise to all kinds of places: anonymous, catastrophic, or sublime, capable of talking to people’s guts and soul. There are many seas in the world, but the Persian Gulf is a very special one, with extremely peculiar attributes.

    One of the most evocative embodiments of the connection between nature and architecture is the one between the house and the beach. Waking up looking at the horizon. Feeling the soft sand a few steps away from the front door, opening the windows and smelling the salty winds, or going to bed listening to the relaxing sound of waves. These are experiences all of us have somehow lived or dreamed of.

    The Gulf seaside is a place of excesses, records, and contradictions, here the world runs at such a speed that its dynamics can be difficult to grasp. However, even in this fast-paced corner of the earth, people still look for the authenticity of simple experiences, like the quiet coziness of a house on the beach.

    A domesticity made of silence, contemplation, and nature is the ultimate frontier of well-being.

    Under the shadow of the skyscrapers of Dubai, with its artificial islands, its unbridled luxury, and unstoppable expansion, a domesticity made of silence, contemplation, and nature is the ultimate frontier of well-being. A domesticity made of silence, contemplation, and nature is the ultimate frontier of well-being

    Dubai Sea House is a competition to design a villa in Jumeirah Bay, its aim is to offer peace among the hustle and bustle of one of the fastest economies of the world.

    Under the shining sun of Dubai, looking at the unique, almost melting, skyline, designers are called to tell a story of peace, of fiery sunsets on the warm waters of the Gulf, on the sound of waves crashing on candid coral beaches.

    YAC thanks all designers who will accept this challenge.

    Winners

    First Prize

    Somos Terra

    Facundo Garcia Berro, Paula Lesch

    Second Prize

    Sarmast Studio

    Majid Sarmast, MOJGAN KIANFAR, MANI SARMAST, DANIEL SARMAST

    Third Prize

    HAAS Group

    Amir Ebrahimian, Sara Badalinezhad, Hossein Amery

    Gold Mention

    JAJ

    Ghasem Navaei, Mohammad Shalikar, hadiseh porebrahim, mohsen fallahi, elahe elahi rad

    Gold Mention

    praktika

    Dmytro Shchepetnov, Mykola Voronchuk, Yevheniia Korshunova

    Gold Mention

    Salty

    Pirawit Sukhaneskul

    Gold Mention

    Croquis Engineering Consultancy

    Mohamed Mekni, Mohamed Elziain Hisham Abdelrahman, Eslam Hazem Eldesouky, Nolie Hans Dagman, Mohamed Amin Nourelein Ashraf Mokhtar, Dalia Mohamed Bahaaeldin Alshafey, Omar Khalid Alobady

    Jury

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