A twin tower complex on Sheikh Zayed Road in Downtown Dubai developed by The Private Office of H.H. Saeed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and designed by Fentress Architects.
This 1.5 million square foot high-rise development is divided into two distinctive slender towers, one 52 storeys and one 31 storeys, situated on each side of a multi-storey atrium lobby space.
The smaller tower houses the 350-room Sofitel Dubai Downtown hotel, while the taller tower contains 250 luxury serviced apartments as well as office space and a variety of shops, restaurants and services.
The towers rise to 667 and 435 feet (203 and 132 metres), with one being convex and one concave. Together they provide 213,470 square metres of mixed-use space.
Here’s what the architect says: “Shimmering veils of glass define the two towers, blurring the border between land and water or the desert salt flats and the gulf.
“The veil-like folded sheets of glass that cover the entire front facades create the sense of a patterned sunscreen and carve familiar shapes into the Dubai skyline on a monumental scale.
“Each tower bends and creases independently as it rises to the sky, creating both a sense of individuality and unity.”
The complex is connected to Dubai Mall and Metro by an air-conditioned ‘skywalk’.
The towers were constructed between 2008 and 2014.
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