Location: Dubai, UAE
Year and status: 2022 – ongoing
Team: Zane Tetere-Sulce, Valters Pozarnovs, Zane Araja, Laura Miezite, Olga Ponomarjova, Kaspars Broks, Roberts Abolins, Zane Legzdiņa, Girts Kula, Helmuts Nezborts, Kristine Berza, Dace Bula, Beatrise Dzerve, Jelena Ozolina-Jelisejeva, Marie Gembitskaya, Sergejs Zarovnijs, Baiba Strautmane
CGI`s: Olga Ponomarjova, Binyan Studios
Executive Architect, Lead Consultant, and Structural Engineer: BSBG – Brewer Smith Brewer Group
International Property Awards Arabia 2023-2024 winner in five categories:
Residential High Rise Architecture Dubai
Best Residential High Rise Development Dubai
Best Apartment / Condominium Development Dubai
Apartment / Condominium Development Dubai
Residential High Rise Development Dubai
EYWA, situated in the Business Bay area of Dubai, is more than just a residential building. It’s a reflection of a dialogue between the city’s dynamic pace and the serene whispers of nature. Inspired by the sprawling beauty of the Banyan Tree, the architecture seamlessly merges Dubai’s urban appeal with organic elements.
EYWA redefines luxury by offering “wild luxury”, a nature-inspired experience that transcends traditional material opulence and connects with human emotions and senses. The project represents a unique approach to design, emphasizing mutual exchange of ideas, experiences, and global variety. With this project we are dedicated to finding common ground that infuses the city with a more compassionate approach to architecture. This embodies OAD’s commitment to diverse and people-centred architecture that seeks to find a shared language across different cultures and create spaces that have a positive impact on one’s well-being. In a busy city like Dubai, architecture does not always strive to create harmonious synergy between nature and urbanity. EYWA is evidence of this unity, as well as OAD’s commitment to translate our values into a design language that resonates with the local culture.
Each living space in Eywa, from the efficient 2-bedroom units to the expansive 5-bedroom options, is thoughtfully designed with a unified theme. This approach skillfully merges the interior with nature-inspired external elements, all realized with meticulous attention to detail. The concepts of ‘wild luxury,’ ‘sophistication,’ and ‘elegance’ are fundamental to Eywa’s design philosophy. The interiors boast visual abundance, highlighted by natural structures, wild textures, luxurious fabrics, precious crystals, and metals, creating a cohesive aesthetic throughout.
The interiors are characterized by contrasts that accentuate the value of each material. These contrasts are not only tactile, involving varied textures, but also visual, with the quality of light transforming surfaces and spaces from day to night. Natural materials are key, including wood with visible knots and grains, raw-edged or rough-cut stone slabs, complex fabric textures, layered rugs, and bright brass metals. This juxtaposition of finishes creates a dynamic harmony and interest within the spaces. Throughout the project, ‘Aha!’ moments arise from unexpected, exciting accents and details, adding layers of discovery and delight.