100Architects sign exclusive middle-east partnership with Emirati owned INFYA
Global street architecture and urban intervention firm, 100Architects, has agreed an exclusive middle-east partnership with Emirati-owned architectural build and design firm, INFYA. The partnership provides immediate on-ground, in-person world-class delivery, local knowledge and finishing. Now into the 5th joint project together, it’s clear having such partnerships work for both organisations, clients and the cities they are designing and building together.
INFYA is the architectural build and design arm of the Alsayegh group of companies, with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh & Cairo, founded by Emirati businessman and Chairman Abdullatif Alsayegh and headed up by Group CEO, Alex Bendiouis.
Being established in the middle east and having delivered some of the biggest projects in all the pre-mentioned verticals, the team the desire for “something never seen before” was growing. The need for clients and governments’ developers to stand out in a region that is known for giga projects has never been higher. However, that need is becoming more and more essential for it to be routed in projects that add to the value of life and add to the goals of making cities and places to live in the middle east a life choice rather than work driven choice.
100 Architects believes that it’s not enough to simply lay out trees, green areas, benches and nice lighting features in order to have a truly remarkable public space. Nowadays, the new generations are experience seekers, to the point that they prefer to invest in meaningful and memorable life experiences rather than in owning objects or products.
The team at 100architects designs playscapes for the city; urban spaces where the cityscape merges with the play area and engages with it creating spaces where the boundaries between the playscape and the rest of the cityscape is not clearly limited. Play is not only for kids as they city becomes everybody’s playground.
By 2050, 2/3 of the world’s population will be living in cities. So through their projects, the two companies seek to enhance the sense of community to get people to love and respect their immediate environments and public spaces, as a small contribution towards getting to love and respect the Earth and achieve a swift from degradation to regeneration.
Regenerative development is not developing more buildings but developing new potentials, through education and the enhancement of empathy, wellbeing and the improvement of health in urban environments.