Its pioneering project in Abu Dhabi and located across from Saadiyat Island, Makers District will underscore the company’s innovative and research-oriented approach to architecture and community-building. In a first for the UAE, the residential, commercial, hospitality and retail offering marries the capital’s culture with contemporary inspiration, creating a destination that cultivates creativity whilst enriching lives.
The initial phase of Makers District on Reem Island will soon be an unparalleled urban neighborhood for the millennial mindset and change-makers. The first residential mixed-use community, comprising of 7 towers, “Pixel” will have a built-up area of 85,000 square meters and offer 525 residential units. Other components include The-Artery, a hybrid parking garage and events space designed to evoke pure creative ability. Once complete, it will offer makers a place to both create and showcase their work.
IMKAN CEO, Walid El Hindi comments: “Cityscape Abu Dhabi is a strong platform for us to solidify our position as forward-thinking place-makers who transform the fabric of communities. This transformation is only possible when we understand the insights that reveal what best enables people to enrich, collaborate and engage as part of a vibrant community. And we have no doubt that Makers District will introduce a real soulfulness to this already dynamic emirate, and further elevate the architectural landscape of Abu Dhabi.”
Makers District’s commitment to organically nurturing homegrown makers and creators will be highlighted through IMKAN’s partnership with artisans, who will offer handmade food products at this year’s event.
IMKAN seeks to expand its global footprint through innovative projects that foster local culture, whilst integrating into the communities it operates in. It is vested in building purpose-driven and soulful spaces that can enhance the lives of generations to come.
IMKAN is an Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer with a multibillion-dirham development portfolio spanning four continents with an aim to create soulful places that truly enrich people’s lives. IMKAN’s proposition is an amalgamation of a unique research platform and ideology. By exploring and understanding the needs and desires of emerging and currently underserved communities, IMKAN’s approach drives value for its stakeholders in creating places that instinctively appeal to defined groups.
From its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, IMKAN designs and builds projects around distinct user profiles. From millennials to discerning high net worth individuals, IMKAN creates places that are in tune with the mindset of each profile.
IMKAN is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Capital Group (ADCG) and its key projects include ‘The-Artery’, a multi-use building that integrates makers space with a parking garage as well as ‘Pixel’ the first mixed use destination, both of which are in Makers District, ‘Nudra,’ a luxury beachside villa community and Sheikha Fatima Park, an open-air project designed to enhance community collaboration; other big announcements are also in the pipeline for 2018.
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