For the establishment of Dubai Design Week’s inaugural edition of a new retail experience in an outdoor, urban setting, the design community was invited in the build-up of this market by offering an opportunity to design this retail experience.

Designers were asked to propose designs for a key component of the market; the multi-purpose retail unit where retailers will be given a dedicated unit as a temporary shop, to display, stock and sell their products.

With over 60 proposals, the winning proposal, Basta, was awarded AED 60,000 plus costs of up to AED 40,000 to produce a prototype. A panel of judges from the Art Dubai Group and A.R.M. Holding were invited to collectively select the winning proposal that best meet the main requirements, with the cost of production being a key factor.

Learn more about the winning design here.