Community over competition

Co-living and co-working take centrefold at the millennial-centric KOA Canvas

03 Mar 2020, words by Ankita Bhowmick in Neighbourhoods

KOA Canvas

The first development of KOA, KOA Canvas is a unique development that features the concept of residential living and working in Dubai

One of Dubai’s most unique residential communities, KOA Canvas is a members-only community. It features a collection of 86 residences that comprises of modern studios, duplexes, one, two, three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, spread across two buildings. 

Located on a large plot off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed road, the community is known for paying a tribute to Dubai's natural environment and is a 15-minutes drive from the major key hubs of the city. 

KOA Canvas also offers its residents with a range of upscale lifestyle amenities that include a multipurpose amphitheatre, a photography studio, screening rooms, a high-altitude studio, three dining concepts that include a gourmet market, spa treatment rooms, fitness facilities as well as two swimming pools. 

The properties on offer are immaculately curated and feature minimalistic aesthetics with unparallel finishes, a unique style of KOA. The homes also feature ample allocation of space and natural light, signature details, the best of raw materials, and contemporary designs. They are ideal for entrepreneurs as well as creative and young professionals. 

According to Mohammed Zaal, Founder and CEO of KOA, the community is a unique member’s community where like-minded individuals come together to live, work and play. He also said that KOA Canvas is a hub of energy and substance where residents can carve out a space as unique as they are.

Nasab

KOA Canvas, Nasab, Lowe
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The member’s only workplace and social club of Nasab offers luxury private workspaces that are designed for the members to connect with like-minded individuals. Also featuring luxury wellness and social spaces Nasab is designed to feed the spirit of creativity. It is ideal for entrepreneurs who love to blend leisure and entertainment into their daily working life. 

Spread across three floors of open-air loft architecture, Nasab has been planned carefully so as to offer workspaces that contribute to an individual’s business. They have on offer luxury private office suits for 2 to 12 people, which are modern alternatives to conventional office setups and are ideal for established businesses as well as start-ups. The spaces come fully furnished, include DEWA, Wi-Fi, cleaning and maintenance services, and offer facilities like meeting rooms, printer, scanner and complimentary coffee, water, and pantry items. The shared workspaces, on the other hand, feature open desks and complements the members with the range of facilities like that of the private office suites. 

Creating a balance between work and social life, Nasab hosts a range of wellness and social facilities. They include a rooftop lap pool, garden pool, fitness studio, high-altitude chamber, padel tennis court, treatment rooms for on-demand spa services, sauna facilities, innovative community programing and private members events, along with food and beverage outlets. 

Providing an ideal venue for intimate events, Nasab features indoor and outdoor spaces that offer a captivating environment for the events that include brand showings, photoshoots and company off-sites. 

Nasab also hosts a state-of-art photography studio that can be accessed by members and rented by the public. The studio offers access to a range of photography studio equipment and features changing rooms.

LOWE

KOA Canvas, Nasab, Lowe
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Featured by KOA, the dining concept of LOWE is an integral component of KOA’s creative lifestyle vision. The restaurant embodies an informal take on contemporary dining that is interpreted in a relaxed and welcoming environment. 

LOWE literally means warm light produced by the fire. Drawing inspiration from this meaning, while representing their main cooking technique, the restaurant features a central wood fire which is its center.

Serving delicacies from breakfast till dinner, LOWE features an under-complicated menu that has been created by the culinary duo Jesse Blake and Kate Christou. The unconventional and modern has been thoughtfully designed and serves an array of refined dishes.

Some of their signature dishes include Buckwheat Waffle with Wood-Smoked Peach, Smashed Avocado & Cured Salmon Flatbread with Kohlrabi and Coriander, Pressed Cucumber with Pressed Labneh, to name a few. Their list of refreshing mocktails includes Strawberry Rosella Fizz and Turmeric and Ginger Lemonade. 

The open-plan restaurant features oak-tables, timber and rattan panelling, wood floors and concrete columns. It also comes with warm furnishings, complemented by natural and ambient lighting.