IMO this whole project is fantastic and if the rumours coming along this forum ar true that this "atrium city" towers designed by Adrian Smith will have their home in this project wuuuhhh OMG! BUT the islands around BAA shown in the video above are a bit too much. The BAA should stand as an isolated icon on its island.
System Construct starts work on Sama Dubai sales centre
Published: 07 September 2008 12:23 GMT Author: Colin Foreman More by this Author Last Updated: 07 September 2008 13:02 Reader Responses
The local System Construct has started work on a sales centre for local developer Sama Dubai opposite the Madinat Jumeirah.
The sales centre is located close to Sama Dubai's Jumeirah Hills project, which will be built on the site of the existing Police Academy next to interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed road.
A new Police Academy campus is planned for the Academic City area.
The local La Casa is the consultant for the sales centre.
Sama Dubai recently opened a sales centre in Dubai Health Care City for its Lagoons development in the Ras al-Khor area of Dubai.
The 7 million-square-metre Lagoons project will have seven islands, comprising residential units, commercial towers, five-star hotels and shopping malls. Cultural elements will include an opera house, a planetarium, a museum, an art centre and a theatre (MEED 22:6:08).
Groups bid for Sama Dubai's Jumeirah Hills contract
Published: 24 October 2008 22:32 GMT Author: Colin Foreman More by this Author Last Updated: 24 October 2008 22:32
Construction work is due to start on Sama Dubai's Jumeirah Hills development in early 2009, after three groups submitted bids by 22 October for the first construction package on the scheme.
The bidders are Al-Shafar Transport & Contracting Company, ETA Ascon, both local, and Hong Kong-based CSHK with the local Engineering Contracting Company.
The package involves the construction of a basement and podium covering 60,000 square metres, with a built-up area of about 350,000 sq m. The structure will be mainly used for car park spaces, with some retail and commercial space in the podium. Low-rise residential towers will be built on top of the podium at a later date.
The Jumeirah Hills development will be built on the site of the existing Police Academy next to interchange 4 on Sheikh Zayed road.
A planned extension to Dubai Creek will pass through the development, before exiting into the Gulf close to the Madinat Jumeirah in Al-Sufouh.
The local System Construct recently began work on a sales centre opposite the site.
The consultant for the sales centre and phase one of construction will be the local La Casa.
Sama Dubai is also planning another major development in the area. It is inviting contractors to express interest in the dredging works on its Falcon island project, close to the Burj al-Arab hotel.
The island, which will look like a falcon when viewed from above, is expected to be a residential and tourism-based development.
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