MAF Innovation Hub, Dubai UAE

OWNER
MAF

INTERIOR DESIGNER
Gensler

SERVICES
Interior Lighting Design

CREDITS
Designed while working for and in collaboration with CD+M Lighting Group

A new working perspective Emerges in the UAE. The MAF Innovation Hub is located in Tower II of the MAF Headquarters building in Deira and opened the second week of august 2018.

This 1,700 SQM office space accommodates 100 team members supported by a variety of amenity spaces, engaging furniture setup and flexible spaces. The design celebrates creativity by providing an environment that fosters and facilitates innovation, experimentation, and dialogue among the talented and bright minds of Majid Al Futtaim.

The Innovation Hub was designed to address three (3) core influences: Curiosity, Connectivity & Creativity that begins with a clean and tech savvy entry foyer space that sets the tone for a clean and contemporary “tech vibe”. Just off the foyer visitors are led through a wood “Media Canyon” that represents a physical realization of the core influences and serves as a design catalyst of the Innovation Hub.

The HUB incorporates flowing open spaces all unique but complimentary. They
are comfortable to navigate and meant to generate an inviting need to explore without approval or reservation. Staff working daily in the HUB spend their days within a collaborative functional spaces that is balanced with workshop rooms distributed throughout the HUB interlaced with open large open plan workstations, sitting areas, a dining space, that all take advantage of natural daylight. At 7.76 watts per square meter interlaced with day lighting control MAF Innovation Hub has received LEED Gold accreditation for the UAE.

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