Wasl Tower is a super-tall skyscraper being developed by Wasl Asset Management on Sheikh Zayed Road, just opposite Downtown Dubai.
The 63-storey, 300m-high building has been designed by internationally renowned architects and engineers, Werner Sobek and Ben van Berkel.
The tower will house a 257-room Mandarin Oriental hotel from floors 16 to 38 and 144 serviced residences on the upper floors of the building, as well as a series of vertical gardens designed by Amsterdam-based UN Studio.
The building will feature vertical gardens and a light museum which will showcase new and historic technologies in the field.
The tower will have the world’s tallest ceramic façade which will help to regulate the internal temperature of the building as well as reducing the surrounding noise. The vertical gardens will help to reduce carbon dioxide levels in building.
The residential sections of the tower will be supported by sports facilities, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes in an attempt to create self-contained living quarters.
The exterior will feature a lighting rig which can be adjusted throughout the year to reflect various events and occasions.
Groundworks began in 2016 and the building is due for completion in late 2020.