UK-based architecture and engineering firm Atkins is designing the ‘P-17' - a super slim tower - which will be located on Dubai arterial Sheikh Zayed Road.
The client is Tasameem Group and construction on the project is expected to start in November with a completion date set for November 2011.
The 379m tower will be mixed use and will include 17 office floors, a five-star hotel, 74 serviced apartments and 176 residential apartments. It will span an area of 165,327m² and will also include a 14- level car parking block.
The tower will have the illusion of constantly changing its appearance with the movement of people and the sun, according to the firm.
This design intends to integrate contemporary architectural thought, with innovative engineering solutions," said Joe Tabet, head of architecture for Atkins in Abu Dhabi.
The 81-storey tower will have an angled atrium that cuts straight through the tower, filling a void over several storeys. This atrium serves the five-star business hotel above, and hosts a group of supporting amenities for the 18 floors of offices underneath.
Seventy-five serviced apartments will be operated by the hotel to cater for the varied clientele. The top 19 floors of the tower will be residential apartments.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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