At the height of brutalism, work was completed on the Albert Sloman Library. A masterstroke of optimism; concrete and light, horizontal, stretched forms between landscapes and blue-sky silhouettes.
Everything about the city is current. Existing only now it’s seemingly impossible to trace any change, any progression, any development in its architecture. It exists in this continual moment. Dubai is a city of lifelong dreams; a modernism filtering through art deco, tower blocks wearing marble skirts pinched with gold, and hotel lobbies: vast frameworks of gathered space.