SkyscraperCity banner
1 - 20 of 188 Posts

·
Back in the Sandpit
Joined
·
14,962 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
BUILDING NAME: PARK PLAZA
TYPE: Residential tower + Office Tower
ADDRESS PLOT: 158 SHZ
HEIGHT METERS : 234m To spire
HEIGHT FLOORS : 56F, ( 20 office + 35 Res + 4 Service on Top +1 Basement )
COMPLETION DATE: End 2006


Park Place, architecturally designed by an international team, will become a spectacular addition to the skyline on Sheikh Zayed Rd and is set to be the most exclusive city address for corporates and residents.

The 60-floor building, designed to harness the elements, will implement a heat refracting technology never used in the Middle East before, to assist in keeping the building cool, thereby saving money and reducing the effects of air conditioning on the environment.

The building will be sheathed in a 'second skin', protecting it from the heat generated by the fierce Arabian sun as well as channelling cooler air around the inner layer of the building.

Originally inspired by the shape of a perfume bottle that Mr Bin Drai came across ten years ago, the building has been designed by an Australian firm, Cox Architecture Planning Design, following a design competition between six top international architecture firms who competed to meet the brief.

Once complete, the building will offer 15 floors of office space and a further 45 floors of residential apartments offering loft style minimalist living. Each apartment will have a louvered terrace, which can become an outdoor space in winter and an indoor space in hotter summer months.

Natural elements are included in the building's exterior and interiors, incorporating granite, wood, glass, steel and water to create a truly modern, minimalist space. Affording all the benefits of a serviced apartment, including a concierge, valet parking and optional laundry and cleaning services, the units will be unfurnished allowing residents and businesses to create their own style.

Another unique aspect of the building will be the development of a park, to be created at the rear of the building, complete with open-air auditorium where concerts, plays and festivals can be held. In addition, Park Place will become home to one or two of the world's most innovative dining concepts.

Speaking about his vision, Mr Humaid Bin Drai, commented: 'It has taken time to find the best team to take on this project and breathe life into it. With the unparalled designs created by Cox Architects, the vast management expertise of Asteco and the team's willingness to harness the latest technology available, I am thrilled this is finally beginning to take shape'.

'We are extremely excited and proud to be involved in this brave new project,' said Elaine Jones, Managing Director of Asteco Property Management. 'We have been involved in many of the major projects in Dubai but this is by far the biggest and most innovative. Focussing on the environment and technology as key issues in the design and build has not been done to this extent in Dubai before and we hope that Park Place will set a new trend for the future of Dubai's development',

Construction has started and is projected to be completed in 2006.




old renders, the tower has been redesigned:






NEW RENDERS









MAY 2004




AUGUST 2004



OCTOBER 2004



MARCH 2005



APRIL 2005





U can see the location on SZR


JULY 2005






Back side




NOVEMBER 2005




DECEMBER 2005





JANUARY 2006

Back/Side shot



MARCH 2006



APRIL 2006





notice the facade.

---------


do we have more proper renders of the new design?
 

·
Watch my Chops
Joined
·
6,030 Posts
Expect shite for this thread.

I love this tower it's one of the better ones of its time. :)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
6,813 Posts
Thanks for all those topics guys:)

Are you trying to make the UAE subforum more populair?:D (I always read it, but do not often post, lack of time you know;))
 

·
Back in the Sandpit
Joined
·
14,962 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
^^ yeah too many people read and the UAE section and use it to get information and updates and don't post.

That sucks :D

so we will flood the World Forums now.

actually every 300+ needs its own thread but we limited ourselves to the ones UC.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,590 Posts
By the renders, it looks superb.

The small amount of green glass cladding in the last construction pic posted is looking classy. Looks top-notch.

Thanks for the article, construction pics & renders that you posted dubaiflo. I don't see a spire in any of the renders posted though that is mentioned in the initial facts that were posted ie HEIGHT METERS : 234m To spire.

It also seems to have relatively risen quite quickly. :eek:kay:

Go Dubai!! :cheer:

BTW I'm proud that such a great looking tower was designed by an architectural firm of my country Australia. :)

...
 

·
Back in the Sandpit
Joined
·
14,962 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Muse said:
Thanks for the article, construction pics & renders that you posted dubaiflo. I don't see a spire in any of the renders posted though that is mentioned in the initial facts that were posted ie HEIGHT METERS : 234m To spire.

56F and 234m should be ok for Dubai, so u r right, there is no real spire.

it is more or less to the top of the building.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,590 Posts
dubaiflo said:
56F and 234m should be ok for Dubai, so u r right, there is no real spire.

it is more or less to the top of the building.
Cheers mate, and thanks again! :)

BTW Is Abbco the company constructing this beautiful tower?
 

·
Back in the Sandpit
Joined
·
14,962 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 · (Edited)
i think asteco is the project manager and ACC is constructing the tower in joint venture with Higgs and Hill which are subsidary of interbeton.

NSCC did piling work.
 
1 - 20 of 188 Posts
Top