Going up in downtown Dubai

Samy Mansour
Tuesday 25 Mar 2008

Architecture studio A-cero presents a new project for a residential tower in Dubai.

In Dubai’s Madinat Al Arab district, a sector designated to become the new downtown and business district of this vibrant city. The new 20 floor tower is located on the coastline, in a zone called Dubai Waterfront, in front of the bigger of the famous artificial islands known as The Palms, that have been created on the emirates’ coast.The building is made of concrete, glass and steel, and have the broken aspect of surrounding desert’s crystals, like the one known as the desert rose; a sculptural idea taken as starting point for the design, something common to all the firm’s works.The project’s program includes two underground parking floors, a commercial centre occupying the atrium and 18 floors reserved to residential use: 10 duplex, two of them with a surface of 500 m2, and 96 apartments with distributions of one, two and three bedrooms. All the apartments have terraces with spectacular views over the coast and share common zones with gym, solarium, swimming pool and leisure areas.

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