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‘Dek on 8’ wins the ‘Outdoor Design of the Year’ Award using Dura Deck for Rooftop Poolside Retreat

By Stuart Burns October 21, 2013

Media One Hotel is one of Dubai’s most stylish hotels catering to the savvy business traveler and local corporations. Dubai based Broadway Interiors was tasked with transforming Media One’s barren, windswept ‘Dek on 8’ into a young, vibrant and funky atmosphere.

As the space was intended to be used 365 days of the year, the materials needed to be durable and hard wearing so Broadway Interiors chose Dura Deck composite decking for the flooring. ‘Dek on 8’ had to remain open during the transformation which created some construction challenges but Josie Booth, Business Relationship Manager at Broadway Interiors added that “the project management was absolutely fantastic”. The timeliness of the project was also helped by the fact that selecting Dura’s unique double width plank (295mm wide), meant that the job of installing the decking could be completed much more quickly than traditionally sized planks of 145mm width.

The poolside retreat now allows guests to rest, work, and play with inventive drinks and tempting bites, whilst listening to the ambient sounds mixed by the city’s hottest DJ’s. The low maintenance decking was chosen not just for its great looks and eco friendliness but also because it never needs painting or staining meaning less disruption for Media One guests than if natural wood was used.

‘Dek on 8’ for Media One subsequently won the ‘Outdoor design of the year’ Award, acknowledging Broadway Interior’s work in transforming the bland, uninspiring place into a social destination of choice.  The Commercial Interior Design Awards brings together leading industry executives from across the Middle East to celebrate industry excellence.