Location: United Arab Emirates
What we did
We worked with Cassidian to design one of the world’s largest fully secure underground control centres. The control centre will provide lock down facilities and protection from all major threats whilst providing a functional, aesthetic and state of the art control room providing command and control of emergency services across the country.
The control room will provide innovative building and environmental control to allow operators to function effectively within a windowless environment. Innovative natural daylight devices will capture and transmit sunlight into underground areas to create ‘underground gardens’ and a real-time sense of the time of day and external conditions.
We worked closely with police stakeholders to prepare the operational requirements. These were developed into concept visualizations of how the Control Room might look, a useful tool to help internal communications and options decision making. Full size desk mock-ups were manufactured and tested locally to develop functionality and aesthetic.
How we added value