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Gate Towers, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Thursday 24 Apr 2014

Skybridge penthouses for sale

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09/05/14 Mark, Toronto
The styling cues from Stonehenge are obvious. I now see that the skybridge punctured by elliptical voids actually does resemble the oculus of the Pantheon!
09/05/14 WAN, London
Thank you for your comment Mark. The article was written by WAN's editorial team based on a design statement provided by Arquitectonica where it was explicitly stated that the Pantheon was a reference point in the design of the Gate Towers.
08/05/14 Mark, Toronto
The design team took inspiration from historical structural forms such as the Roman Pantheon - Really? i dont see a dome or roman column anywhere! This structure bears no resemblance to the Pantheon - more likely the designers were looking to Singapore for inspiration. Who writes this stuff?
29/04/14 JB, Canada
...or did they draw inspiration from Moshe Safdie's Marina Bay Sands project in Singapore. Discuss among yourselves!
29/04/14 OG, BK
Should have been: The design team took inspiration from historical structural forms such as Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England and the historic Marina Bay Sands in Singaport, dated 2010


Aldar puts Gate Towers penthouses on the market during Cityscape Abu Dhabi 

21 skybridge penthouses are now on the market in Shams Abu Dhabi, following a launch at Cityscape Abu Dhabi. Located at the top of the 238m-high Gate Towers development by US firm Arquitectonica, the duplex penthouses offer residents unparalleled views over the Arabian Gulf and Al Reem Island.

Gate Towers is a 66-storey development comprised of three towers connected by a 300m-long skybridge. The design team took inspiration from historical structural forms such as Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England and the Roman Pantheon to create a commanding series of towers with a skybridge punctured by elliptical voids.

The complex is largely dedicated to residential use, with studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments split between the three towers. There are also a series of townhouses and penthouses which bring the total number of units to 3,533, with Tower 1 already fully occupied.

Gurjit Singh, Chief Development Officer at Aldar Properties said: “The penthouse apartments are a unique investment proposition in Abu Dhabi. Shams Abu Dhabi is in a prime location that benefits from being next to the business district of Al Marayah Island, Repton School, as well as retail amenities such as Boutik Sun and Sky.”

Each penthouse includes a private pool with views over the Arabian Gulf. Additional swimming pools, play areas, childcare facilities, tennis courts, retail amenities, leisure and spa facilities, and prayer rooms are located elsewhere within the development.


Owner/Developer: Aldar Properties
Design Architect: Arquitectonica
Architect of Record: Khatib & Alami
Structural Engineer: Khatib & Alami
Structural Engineer - Peer Review: Arup
MEP: Khatib & Alami
Project Manager: Hill International
Contractor: Arabian Construction Company (ACC); Orascom; Sendai Eversendai Engineering Group
Façade: Meinhardt
Elevator: KONE

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