A grand campus gateway to the sinuous Union Canal, Bab al Nur places research and learning at the heart of an ever-expanding Dubai. Inspired by the construction techniques of traditional Islamic geometries, its sweeping curves and circles hold a timeless quality and cultural validity. A grand Avenue of Light reaches across the carriageway on a wide landscaped Garden Bridge, connecting the campus quadrangles of learned institutions to the cultural highlights of the waterside Arts Quarter. This physical connection prevents the isolation of the academic sphere, actively encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas as students, scholars, and scientists mix freely with the wider community. The broadened minds of Bab al Nur will take the global decisions that decide Dubai’s future.
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE, DUBAI
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