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Cundall Dubai

Our new award-winning office in Dubai is designed to the WELL Gold Building Standard.
Illuminated reception area at our Cundall Dubai WELL office with plants and a cantilevered waiting seat



Dubai, United Arab Emirates




SAY Studio

Cundall Dubai’s 400m2 office ensures a healthy working environment, keeping staff well-being as a top priority. Multiple features have been included within the office design to highlight the building services, structural and acoustic elements of the office. A feature has been made by exposing mechanical and electrical services and includes the use of innovative cardboard ductwork within the main open plan office.

The structural team was engaged to design three unique elements for the office: a cantilevered break-out table, a cantilevered reception seating bench and a parametrically modelled boardroom ceiling. The elements provided a unique way to showcase the skills of the team, while forming beautiful elements in our own office. Biophilic design is also used throughout the office to promote health and wellbeing.

Jon Lee, Head of Acoustics, commented "One of the main challenges involved educating the design team, contractor and sub-contractors on the construction standards and quality of materials that were needed to ensure compliance with the WELL Building Standard. At the time the concept of WELL was relatively new in Dubai, so this required close supervision with all parties involved on the project."

Key fact

Multiple unique features including a parametrically modelled boardroom ceiling.


Key fact

45% reduction over the required lighting efficiency standards.


Key fact

30% less absenteeism and greater staff retention.


Jon Lee in office

Jon Lee

Head of Acoustics, MENA

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We are leading by example by delivering an innovative WELL workspace, while focusing on reducing our carbon footprint.



Sustainable Project of the Year

Middle East Consultant Awards


Health & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

Surge Sustainability Awards


Sustainable Project of the Year

Design ME Awards