Arttenders selected by !melk as art consultant for large-scale urban development in Dubai Creek Harbour

Siobhan BurgerNews

Arttenders has been invited by !melk to contribute as art consultant for their DCH1030 promenade in Dubai Creek Harbour. Commissioner and developer Emaar Properties PJSC focuses on realizing an extraordinary impulse for this metropolis.

The new promenade forms a connection between the Dubai Creek Observation Tower (the tallest architectural construction in the world, designed by Calatrava Architects) and Harbour Point, the place where Dubai originated. Art interventions are marked as an important element in this project, to emphasize the identity of the city.

Dubai. Photo credit: Emaar Properties PJSC

The promenade is aimed at people who want to walk from the tower to the harbor, which is remarkable in a place where temperatures can get extremely high and where everyone moves around by car.

About !melk
The promenade is designed by New York landscape architect !melk, led by Dutch founder Jerry van Eyck. !melk has a (worldwide) portfolio with projects in Shanghai and Moscow, and also developed the first public park on The Strip in Las Vegas. Jerry van Eyck has asked Arttenders to contribute as art consultant and enhance his design with art. The connection between !melk and Arttenders has been made during a cultural trade mission to New York, in company of Minister Kajsa Ollongren in 2016.

Lonely Planet hotspot in the making
Project DCH1030, a deceptively simple name for an ambitious project, is currently in the sketch phase. Arttenders has proposed internationally renowned artists with a distinctive signature. The artwork will contain a multilayered narrative: a story in perfect symbiosis with !melk’s design. We expect that together they will make this boulevard a sensational tourist destination

Download our official press release here! (PDF, in Dutch). For more information, please contact our communications manager Hilde Westerink at