Wayfinding and street art
Alserkal Avenue â€“ the regionâ€™s foremost arts hub â€“ was established in 2007 to encourage and support the region’s burgeoning contemporary art scene. The aim is to foster an organic and prolific creative community in the UAE.
Situated in Dubaiâ€™s industrial quarter, the Avenue is a cluster of architect-designed warehouses. It is home to interspersed public spaces that bring together collaborators from diverse artistic disciplines; encouraging open dialogue, sharing of ideas and a collaborative work ethic that can see these creative ideas come to life.
Spread across 500,000 square feet, numerous galleries of international repute, dynamic art spaces, and homegrown cultural initiatives are housed. These include not-for-profit artistsâ€™ studios, residency programmes, project spaces, concept stores, black box theatre, independent cinema, outdoor event facilities and community-led cultural initiatives, as well as unique food and beverage outlets.
A simple, yet effective rubbish bin.
To stop cars from parking right in front of the store entrance, parklets have been used, which also provide additional space to sit outside.
Although the street furniture is simple, it is very effective and fits with the industrial look and feel of the precinct.
By upcycling pallets this company has created a parklet that provides seating, landscaping and signage.