Architect in row over Dubai Frame


    By Nick Ames

    A row has broken out over the design of the Dubai Frame, a tourist attraction set to be constructed in Zabeel Park.

    Fernando Donis, a Mexican architect, won a competition in 2009 to design the structure when his idea was selected from 926 designs in the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Awards – sponsored by Dubai Municipality, the body responsible for building the structure.

    But according to a report in Abu Dhabi’s The National newspaper, Donis claims changes to his design revealed by the local authority are in breach of the competition rules.

    He has written an open letter on the issue to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. More info