In Dubai, you can find many unique buildings and projects that can take your breath away. The Dubai Urban Tech District will soon be established here. It can be imagined as a city of the future that produces no carbon emissions and is inhabited by intelligent people working on innovations of all kinds. The experienced architectural company URB will take care of the implementation.
As a result, this emirate wants to become a center of technological innovation. Located on the Creekside of Al Jaddaf area in Dubai, the Urban Tech District will create 4000 jobs in green urban tech, education & training. It will also be home to venture capital to provide the fuel for entrepreneurs, thus empowering a unique collaborative urban tech eco system.
Great progress for Dubai
“Rising population, urbanization and impacts of climate change are increasing the need for cities to be resilient, livable and smart. Thus the creation of sustainable cities is no longer a choice, it has become a necessity. This requires planners with experience in designing and delivering sustainable communities,” says URB on its website.
The URB website states that this building is in the best hands: “URB are highly experienced developers & consultants that provide development management, master planning, landscape and architectural services with a focus on designing Net Zero Sustainable Cities. The company was founded by Baharash Bagherian, a highly experienced master planner with over 18 years of experience,” says the website.
“Baharash Bagherian has worked in various senior roles for international architectural practices. Most recently he was the former Design Director of Diamond Developers and led the designs of various sustainable cities across the globe whilst leading and managing a team of Architects, Urban Planners, Landscape Designers and Interior designers.”
Baharash Bagherian CEO of URB, the company behind the project said: “Dubai is best positioned to lead the Urban Tech Transformation than any other city in the world. The Urban Tech District will be a new global tech hub for urban innovation. With a total of 140,000 square meters of built up area, it will be the world’s largest urban tech district. Thus making Dubai the center for urban innovation.”
A model for other cities?
Most cities do not function sustainably and this project is intended to demonstrate what a sustainable city should look like. It should be the foundation for a new kind of innovative company that is poised for rapid growth. The technology district will also produce a new generation of the city’s technology leaders. It will be interesting to watch how such a city is created. The question is whether it is not only a utopia that will be in one of the richest emirates or whether it is realistic for other cities in the world to function in a similar way.
Source & credit: URB / https://urb.ae/