COMMISSION AND ORIGINAL CONCEPT

Our initial idea was to design a man-made island where residents of Dubai seeking a healthy lifestyle can go and exercise in the most extraordinary environment. To promote and facilitate an active lifestyle of regular exercise, a diet and time schedule tailored perfectly to meet individual needs, we needed to imagine a facility that is fully equipped with all the necessary tools. We’ve identified the following as some of the most important requirements in planning our facility: sports tools and equipment featuring pioneering technology; sports spaces designed based on the most modern and groundbreaking principles; the use of materials inspired by the latest research. Further functions that play an essential role: TRAINER center – employing the world’s leading experts to provide professional support; HEALTH & WELLNESS center – administered by renowned experts of sports medicine, prevention and recreation to provide medical support; NUTRITION center – to provide dietetic support by creating individually tailored dietary plans following a thorough examination process.

VISUALIZATION

With our involvement the project received a visual plan that can still stand out in Dubai’s otherwise awe-inspiring landscape. The shape of the island is the silhouette of a swimming manta ray, evoking the notion of movement as a central theme. We’ve attempted to create an organic design to juxtapose the stunning verticality of Dubai’s architectural landscape. We’ve concealed our complex in the heart of an artificially created, yet authentically natural-feeling oasis, mixing the most sophisticated features of landscape architecture and traditional architecture. 
The structure of the complex enables high-tech solutions, while the form remains pure, elegant and unique. It was our guiding principle to avoid any features that are self-serving. Every part of the design resonates with the concept in a way that it can still stand out within its own visual style. We’ve created an isolated ecosystem that protects its guests from noise pollution and other inevitable, potentially damaging sideeffects of a big city, ultimately helping its visitors find their center and reach a clear, focused state of mind.

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HOTEL ROOM
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RETAIL AREA
project info: 
name: RAY DUBAI - Sport Island Concept
design agency: WYN.DESIGN (former MOBILSOFA Studio)
location: Dubai, UAE
concept: 2015

project concept & creative direction: Máté Bede-Fazekas, Márk Csikós, Bálint Füleki
architectural concept: Márk Csikós
interior design concept: Márk Csikós, Eszter Keserü
design team: Márk Csikós, Kristóf Gajdó, Orsolya Horváth, Eszter Keserü, Máté Mohari, András Rónai, Hella Sarnyai, Zsófia Szaniszló, Árpád Takács
graphic design: Kristóf Gajdó, Máté Mohari
project management: Máté Bede-Fazekas, Bálint Füleki, Ibolya Márkus, Bálint Tordai
video: Gyar Post Production Ltd.
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