Abu Dhabi’s anticipated luxury retail and leisure destination, The Galleria Mall at Al Maryah Island is the pinnacle of elegant design. Stationed overlooking the beautiful waterfront on the grounds of Sowwah Square, the chic development houses an impressive concentration of high-end restaurants and shops unprecedented in the Middle East and North Africa. 130 luxury brands occupy The Galleria’s 33,000 square-meters at the base of the esteemed Securities Exchange Building. The center’s striking design mirrors the allure and sophistication of its cosmopolitan tenants, providing an inspiring backdrop to enhance the visitor experience and compliment the elegance and style of the Sowwah Square leisure district.
The sculptural convergence of glass and steel in The Galleria’s centerpiece atrium, The Great Room creates a breathtaking architectural landscape that at once reveals and rivals scenic views of the Abu Dhabi island shoreline beyond. At sundown, an innovative custom lighting scheme illuminates the atrium’s structural nuances, creating a dynamic focal point both within the space and on the development’s façade.
Working in collaboration with a talented team of designers, architects and developers including Gulf-Related, Elkus Manfred and Benoy, CD+M provided full scope lighting design services for The Galleria’s opulent interior public spaces and unique façade.