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Famous Dubai hospitality and residential address

Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Dubai, UAE

Luxury Hotel and Residential Tower within view of the Burj Khalifa Tower in Downtown Dubai.

A high-rise development, situated in a prime location in Dubai, is divided into two distinctive slender towers, one 53 storeys and one 60 storeys resting on an animated large podium that includes a shared multi-story atrium lobby. The program includes one tower for serviced apartments and the other the Sofitel Hotel.

The development includes 250 luxury rental residences with hotel like services and amenities, prime corporate office space, conference centers, high-end retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment areas. 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.

Originally the towers were taller and of equal size with more complex podium program. KEO took over the project to redesign their forms and final program configuration and façade.

KEO provided full multi-disciplinary design services including being the construction manager and supervisor till completion of the project.


Estimated Cost:
$ 395 Million

Total Built-up Area: 215,000 sq m

Services Provided:
Architectural Design
Structural Engineering
MEP Engineering
Lighting Design
Sustainability Consultancy
Cost Management
Construction Management
Construction Supervision

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