Sharjah | UAE
Spark X, spanning an impressive 85,000 m², is set to become the new experiential entertainment hub in Sharjah, UAE. The heart of this visionary project lies in its diverse offerings, featuring an array of amenities such as F&B outlets, retail spaces, outdoor activities, expansive exhibition areas, and versatile event and performance spaces.
Inspired by the project’s powerful name, Spark X, our design team harnessed the strength of these keywords, translating them into a dynamic and innovative masterplan. The result is a striking X-shaped layout, reminiscent of a mathematical equation (*+x), the final result is an 8 arms star symbolizing interconnectedness and unity.
This design choice spans the entirety of the park, ensuring a harmonious integration of every facility and circulation within the vast 85,000 m² site.
Located in Sharjah, Spark X stands out with its unique design – a large X-shaped masterplan. This innovative layout ensures that every facility and circulation is seamlessly accommodated within the expansive 85,000 m² site. The X-shaped design extends throughout the entire park, providing a cohesive and dynamic structure for an enhanced visitor experience.
To further enhance the functionality and experience of Spark X, we strategically assigned distinct programs to each arm of the star-shaped masterplan. Those aligned with the vertical and horizontal axes offer leisure and resting outdoor activities, creating serene spaces for relaxation. In contrast, the diagonally arranged arms house revenue-generating venues, including sports fields, exhibition spaces, open cinema and F&B establishments, adding vibrancy and economic vitality to the park.
Beyond its role as an entertainment park, Spark X is a thoughtfully curated space designed to cater to a broad audience.
Whether indulging in culinary delights, exploring retail therapy, engaging in outdoor adventures, or immersing in cultural exhibitions, the park is poised to deliver a comprehensive and engaging experience for both residents and tourists. As Sharjah’s commitment to tourism development takes center stage, Spark X stands as a landmark destination, poised to significantly enrich the city’s cultural and entertainment landscape.
As a testament to Sharjah’s commitment to tourism development, Spark X is set to become a landmark destination, contributing significantly to the city’s vibrant cultural and entertainment scene.
PROJECT NAME: Spark X
DESIGN: 100 Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
DESIGN TEAM: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Ponyo Zhao, Keith Gong, Cosima Jiang, Michelle Aldora, Jango Zhang & Yuntong Liu.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM: Matias Hernandez, Jenny Fan & Eva Jiang
SIZE: 85.000 m2
STATUS: Concept Design
LOCATION: Sharjah, UAE
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