Emirates Palace VIP Lounge
For the design of the VIP lounge at the Yacht Club for the marina of the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, we came up with a surreal architectural solution – a great oneiric object that flies on the water, supported by a cushion of light contained in a glass display case. In this transparent space that separates it from the ground, there lies a golden nugget, gigantic in size, which contains the service spaces (bathrooms and kitchen) and plays host up above to an understated lounge, with a view– through the great mouth of the flying sculpture – over the marina. The form is abstract, and gives the beholder the freedom to associate it with a flying fish, a bird, or perhaps a friendly monster from an Oriental fairy tale.
location:ABU DHABI, UEA