Completed: 2009 - Awaiting Planning
Client: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
As Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub, the number of visitors to the British Embassy, and the services it offers, has grown dramatically. The UK Foreign Office has taken the opportunity to improve the level of service and security for visitors to the mission by upgrading the existing guardhouse.
The new entrance buildings will combine two vehicle routes and four separate entrances and exits for pedestrian visitors to the visa and consular section. These routes are independent and do not cross, while the security guards are brought together to increase their effectiveness. The visual design unifies the collection of six new buildings and accentuates the vehicle entrance, giving a strong image to drivers speeding along the main road.