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The Dubai Majlis Garden

Silver Gilt medal winner

The Dubai Majlis Garden

Designed by Thomas Hoblyn

Designed by Thomas Hoblyn

The Dubai Majlis Garden is inspired by the sculptural beauty found in arid landscapes, from wind-blown sand dunes and fluvially eroded rock to the manmade hillside terraces and the goat-browsed topiary-esque plants that colonise them.

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In Islamic culture a Majils is a "place of sitting" where like-minded people meet-up.
A sand-dune-inspired pavilion is the main destination and provides a calm and contemplative space.
The garden uses materials to evoke a Middle Eastern feel such as white limestone and contrasting burnt Sienna gravel.
A water source connects to an oasis-like pool.