Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK was the lead designer for a team that developed the master plan for the Expo, which is expected to draw more than 25 million visitors.
HOK designed the 74-story, two-million-square-foot headquarters complex in Abu Dhabi, UAE, for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).
CNN’s story on the significant aviation ambitions in the Middle East features the expansions to airports in Doha and Riyadh.
The Change Initiative, Dubai’s first retail store to focus its efforts solely on selling sustainable products and services, scored 107 from a maximum possible 110 points according to the LEED Commercial Interiors rating system.
Daniel Hajjar, who has been based in Dubai since opening HOK’s office there in 2000, describes the benefits of a good urban master plan.
For the second straight year, DesignIntelligence has ranked HOK as the #1 professional design practice admired for technology expertise. The ranking appeared in the magazine’s 2013 Technology Trends & Innovation Survey.