IMKAN’s Makers District Abu Dhabi’s New Heart


    Makers District, an 18-hectare masterplan development on Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, is a new waterfront community with residential, hospitality, commercial and retail space.
    The-Artery will sit at the heart of Makers District, is the first building to be unveiled by IMKAN and will span 26,000 square metres, a multi-use building that integrates makers space with a parking garage.
    Led by a strong research base, with a heavy focus on identifying new trends and emerging opportunities, IMKAN aims to introduce creative solutions while bringing disruptive change to the region’s real estate landscape.
    The developer has awarded The-Artery design to BIG, an architectural design firm based out of Copenhagen and New York. Architectural firms MVRDV from Rotterdam and 10 Design from Hong Kong will also be involved in Phase 1 of the development.   
    Construction on The-Artery is anticipated to start later in 2017. Makers District is scheduled to be operational by 2020.