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Old December 3rd, 2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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ABU DHABI | Tameer Towers | 300m | 984ft | 74 fl | On Hold

Gensler Pen New UAE Towers
Published on 2007-12-03 by Skyscrapernews.com
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The Arabian city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is soon to see another new addition to its ever growing skyline.

Designed by American architects Gensler and structural engineers Hilson Moran in a mere five months, the project is named the Tameer Towers after developer Tameer Holding Investments.

It will be a complex covering an area of 465,000 square metres and consisting of a 73 storey Commercial tower along with four residential towers varying in height, a seven star hotel and serviced apartments building and villas and town houses.

Located on Reem Island in the Shams District of Abu Dhabi, the main commercial tower has a curvaceous form with a lattice-work façade but perhaps its most striking feature will be its foyer. The building will straddle a canal which will feed into the buildings own private marina, in order to achieve this the lobby will be a 50 metre high prismatic atrium affair which on completion will be one of the worlds largest commercial foyer spaces.

The other towers are placed in such a way as to create two symmetrical islands which create a grand entryway to visitors arriving by boat to the commercial tower or just to any of the towers as another marina is present at the mouth of the complex. These towers stand on stepped podiums which are terraced and feature pools. The facades of the towers have discreet latticing which ties them in with the main tower but manages not to detract from it in anyway.

As is standard for the United Arab Emirates these days the tower as been designed with sustainability and greenness in mind. All the towers feature green spaces both within the towers and in the complex itself and the facades and gigantean atrium help with interior conditions.

Included in the complex will be all the usual amenities and facilities and mini city dweller could possibly need is catered for which is the least that should be expected considering the AID 7 million price tag the project commands.

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Old December 3rd, 2007, 05:32 PM   #2
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wow cool tower
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 05:56 PM   #3
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looks serious and no tacky
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 09:20 PM   #4
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it's a nice project!! do you know the height??
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Old December 4th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #5
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wow, i like it jeje
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #6
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I don't like it
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Old December 4th, 2007, 01:29 AM   #7
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Very nice design.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 11:54 AM   #8
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i dont know the height but it will clearly be a borderline super tall. i think we're gonna have to wait to find out the exact height, i will however ask the engineer and see if they can tell me.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #9
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It was posted somewhere else as about 984ft.
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Construction on Gensler's Tameer Towers in Abu Dhabi will start in February 2008
The flagship development for leading Middle Eastern real estate investment company Tameer Holdings is located at the heart of Shams Island Master plan in Abu Dhabi. The complex will include a 73-storey commercial tower, four residential towers, a seven-star luxury hotel, retail, dining, parking and a private marina over an area of nine million square feet. The commercial tower, the centrepiece of the development, encompasses 1.7 million square feet and rises 985 feet. Diamond shaped in plan, the tower splits at approximately level 20 down to sit on two legs straddling the canal and pedestrian area that connect the Central Park and Sea. A cable-net supported glass wall will enclose this space to create a spacious and light filled 175-foot high prismatic atrium. Building of the ultra-modern complex will start in February 2008 and is expected to be complete in 2011.

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Old January 10th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #12
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Height is over 300m...so its a supertall
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Old January 10th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #13
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I'm excited to see how they address the public realm at the ground - tall buildings may be objects of admiration, but only appreciated when you are away from it, when you are near and around it, it is the streetscape that speaks for itself and often this is forgotten or done as an afterthought.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 01:20 PM   #14
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Abu Dhabi looks to be developing into a quality city.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #15
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looks like a fishnet stocking

unique nonetheless

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Old January 10th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #16
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woWWWWWWWWW........stunning tower!!!
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nice project...
the four towers are beautiful
but the tallest tower is not so beautiful.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 04:41 PM   #18
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No design change please! Build it like it!
It's an awesome building.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #19
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It is a great design, I hope it gets built like that as it looks preety amazing.
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Major construction contract signed for Tameer Towers


September 21, 2008

Real estate leaders Tameer and Sorouh today finalized an agreement with a joint venture of Al Habtoor Engineering / Murray & Roberts / Al Rajhi Projects to construct the landmark Tameer Towers project in Abu Dhabi for a cost of AED 6 billion, bringing the total cost of the project to AED 8 billion. This announcement represents the accomplishment of a major milestone in the Tameer Towers project, a joint venture between Tameer Holding Investment LLC and Sorouh Real Estate PJSC.

The iconic Tameer Towers was launched in October 2007 and has since been considered one of Abu Dhabi’s landmark developments. Its simple yet creative design has made it a favourite destination for investors and end-users alike.

The construction partners will join the Tameer / Sorouh joint venture in an alliance that will include the architect Gensler from London, along with the structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti, the mechanical engineer Hilson Moran, and the façade engineer Buro Happold in addition to the project manager Hill International and the construction manager Bureau Veritas.

Tameer Towers is in SHAMS Abu Dhabi, the leading new development on Al Reem Island which is master-planned by Sorouh Real Estate PJSC. Home to 45,000 residents, SHAMS Abu Dhabi will be a completely new self-sustaining city based around canals and parks, which integrates world-class master planning practices and extends the lush green of Abu Dhabi’s landscape.

A key area of SHAMS Abu Dhabi will be Central Park, an 8.1 hectare landscaped open space with extensive recreational and educational offerings. Central Park will become a favoured destination for residents of both Al Reem Island and the city of Abu Dhabi and will undoubtedly take its place in the pantheon of great city parks

Commenting on the alliance, Dr. Abdallah Shaaban, Managing Director of Tameer Abu Dhabi said: “The innovative alliance concept is another pioneer concept adopted by Tameer in which all the partners within the alliance act as one with the main purpose of constructing the project with the utmost attention to quality, cost, and delivery. This innovative concept is new to this market and will mitigate many of the delay-resulting risks associated with claims, delays, and the rising costs of manpower and commodities in the UAE.”

With the foundation works currently being constructed by Arabian Foundations being well underway and progressing according to schedule, the joint venture is set to mobilize immediately.

“The alliance has confirmed the delivery date of June 2011 for the residential portion and December 2011 for the commercial portion” added Dr. Shaaban.

“We at Tameer take very seriously the challenge of delivering a top-quality product on time. The selection of this construction partner represents a giant step towards reaching our delivery goals, and will nicely complement the host of top-notch partners already working on the project;” Dr. Shaaban said.



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