Threefold Architects


  • An arts hub for Dubai

Threefold Architects have created a concept design for a new gallery, events space and artist studios in the cultural district of Dubai.

We were particularly interested in layering the buildings history and its future. Once a marble factory and now to be an arts venue, we have conceived a design concept which seeks to subtly overlay these two occupations.

We were interested in the formation, extraction, processing and use of marble, and the parallel between this and the production and display of art. Our design approach seeks to draw from the physical, textural and spatial qualities of this journey in the manifestation of these spaces.

We have proposed a conceptual approach which mirrors in the design of the spaces the journey of marble from quarry to end use - from rough to honed - from landscape to object.

Project Data

Client: Alserkal Avenue

Type: Commercial

Area: 3635 sqft

Status: Feasibility

Location: Dubai