Dubai â€“ Stadt aus dem Nichts
Dubai â€“ City from Nowhere
Rise, boom and crisis of a new city in a globalized economy. An interim report.
Preluded by an essay of the publishers this book contains articles about city-statemanship, texts about the swift rise of Dubai as an economic metropolis and the â€˜Dubai Corporationâ€™ consisting of clan reign and entrepreneurship, about the rivalry in Arabia and constitutional issues.
Substantial talks with the architects Dominic Wanders, Hannes Werner and Jost Kreussler, with Michael Schindhelm, the director of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and essays on the imagery of architecture in Dubai.
In addition there are analyses about the migration of labourers and the life and working conditions of the countless workers that built the new Dubai, a survey of the real estate market and a report of the real estate show Cityscape Dubai.
Elisabeth Blum, Peter Neitzke (Hrsg.)
â€žNow, nobody is in a rush anymore to build. Itâ€™s time for planning now.â€œ
Developing Ideas, producing images and start the marketing: That was the principle until a year ago.
Elisabeth Blum and Peter Neitzke spoke in early 2008 to the architects Dominic Wanders and Hannes Werner of WANDERS WERNER FALASI Consulting Architects in Dubai. After the global downturn an epilogue was indispensable.
Issue NRW 08/09
â€žDubai: Working in a British System.â€œ
Before the global financial crisis Dubai was considered to be the fastest booming city in the world. The futuristic and â€“ from a western point of view â€“ often excessive designs have been fascinating and appalling at the same time for most European architects.
Dominic Wanders (born 1967) has lived and worked as an architect in Dubai since October 2005. In our series â€œNRW-architects abroadâ€ we talked to him about his experiences in a to us often foreign world.