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Al Reem Island A natural island off the coast of Abu Dhabi island being developed by Sorouh (Shams Abu Dhabi), Reem Investments, and Tamouh



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Old January 4th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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#ON HOLD: EMPIRE TOWER, 230m, 60F, Res (Shams Abu Dhabi)

Project: Waterfront Residence
Type: Residential
Floor Count: 57
Height: ?
Status: Approved
Architect: Aedas
Developer: Empire International Investments
Construction Start: 2007
Construction End: 2009

Location: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=24...08846&z=18&m=b

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Old January 4th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Asteco unveils AED800 mn Waterfront Residence

Real estate and property services leader Asteco has won the contract for apartment sales of the Waterfront Residence, Abu Dhabi's latest residential tower.


Waterfront Residence.

Representing an investment of more than AED800 million, Waterfront Residence is a 57-storey iconic tower located on the Shams, Reem Island master planned community, overlooking stunning water and park views. Due for completion by mid-2009, apartments are available on a 99-year lease.

'We have seen an increase in demand for premium residential apartments in Abu Dhabi,' said Damian Hill, Asteco's Sales Team Leader in Abu Dhabi. 'Although many projects are coming on stream, residents are not satisfied with the quality, service standards, room sizes and facilities provided. We are confident that the Waterfront Residence will set new quality and design standards in Abu Dhabi.'

'Another key feature of this development is its attractive payment plan. Designed keeping investors in mind, this is the first project in Abu Dhabi where all the payments are linked to construction progress. So, final payment is made only when the tower is completed.'

Strategically located to take advantage of the Gulf skyline and the city's panoramic views, design has been conceptualised by world renowned architectural and design firm AEDAS. The structural engineering contract has been awarded to Whitby & Bird, while tenders for the construction contract are currently being prepared. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is the financial partner.

The tower offers a total of 430 apartments, a rooftop helipad, secure undercover parking, a swimming pool, spa and sun deck, multi-function room for community activities, fitness club, landscaped outdoor garden and a terrace café.

Investors can opt for one, two, three or four-bedroom apartments with unit sizes starting from 990, 1,390, 1,825 and 2,785 square feet respectively. Three-bedroom townhouses sprawling over 4,875 square feet are also available.

All apartments are spacious, designed to maximise views, and will be equipped with fully-fitted ergonomic kitchens. Residents also have the option to upgrade their bathroom and kitchen packages.

Waterfront Residence is being developed by Empire International Investments- a division of the Empire Group, a multi disciplined Dubai-based company specialising in real estate development, financial services and strategic advisory.

Founded in Dubai in 1985, Asteco is the UAE's largest property services company. Its services include retail, commercial and residential sales and leasing; strategic consultancy; property management and marketing; feasibility studies and valuations; and research and investment.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #3
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so finally launched, we saw this on aeadas website.

looks amazing.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #4
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Great building!!!!
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Old January 7th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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This is 230m according to aedas
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Old January 9th, 2007, 01:06 AM   #6
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amazing desing, really stuning
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Old January 9th, 2007, 02:34 AM   #7
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its ugly
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #8
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Al Reem island thread is lovely place for this thread :)
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Old June 8th, 2008, 12:22 AM   #9
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Very sexy building. Although 2009...heh I'm guessing construction hasn't started yet :(
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #10
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#APPROVED: EMPIRE TOWER , 230M Res ( Shams Abu Dhabi )

[IMG]http://i37.************/149tqc7.jpg[/IMG]


Empire tower is a dramatically shaped 230-meter tower situated within Shams, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi with convenient access to all major routes through and out of the city. Views include park vistas and the Arabian Gulf.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #11
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http://www.ameinfo.com/116249.html
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Old October 12th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #12
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Interesting design.!!
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Old October 12th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #13
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Awesome design. Aedas did a fantastic job on this.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #14
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This is known as Empire Tower now, thus the post could be merged. Thanks.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #15
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Empire Tower, Al Reem Island
  • Empire Tower, a distinctive building designed by leading architects Aedas, is located on Al Reem Island.
  • The unique 60-storey building will provide 487 residential units, with community facilities including a nursery and landscaped outdoor gardens.
  • The building is unusual in its solely residential use. This departure from the more typical mixed-use development, with its safety net of dual revenue streams, reflects Abu Dhabi’s huge demand for residential property in the face of a growing population.
  • Empire Tower is designed to meet the requirements of the Al Reem master developers' guidelines, as well as aiming for a LEED Silver rating, the standard required for all UAE development.
  • This unique asymmetrically sloping tower is carefully designed to achieve panoramic sea views from each individual apartment.
  • The tower will be nearly 240 metres in height. The overall built up area, including 6 floors of podium parking and one basement level, amounts to 94,400m².



The Approach
  • To provide a full package of services to a client who, in terms of development, is recently established in the UAE. Services will incorporate commercial, project and construction management.

The Challenge
  • The Empire Tower project has some significant challenges, including the island site and especially the building’s superstructure with its three dimensional, iconic sloping façade as a defining feature.
  • Further challenges arise through the added difficulties created by the pace of development in this constrained area, and the challenges associated with both human and material resources.
  • With Al Reem falling within a separate entity related to approval processes, this will demand a vastly different approach from that established in Dubai.
Outcome
Enabling works started in September 2008.
The overall construction duration is 34 months, with completion due in 2012.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #16
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Location.



The tower also won the Arabian Property Award 2008 for Best High Rise Architecture in the Middle East.
This and Tameer towers next to each other will look stunning.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 02:50 PM   #17
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Official website >> www.empireabudhabi.com

Also change title to Under C, and get rid of the Waterfront Residence thing. Its just called Empire Tower. Thanks
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Old September 27th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #18
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Done !
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Old October 17th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #19
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^^What done... ??
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Old October 17th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #20
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Name changed on emporis !
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