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Imkan appoints Chinese firm to build Pixel project in Abu Dhabi

Located within Makers District on Reem Island, Pixel is an 18 hectare waterfront community comprising 525 residential units

Imkan appoints Chinese firm to build Pixel project in Abu Dhabi

Developer Imkan has appointed Chinese construction company CNTC as main contractor for its seven-tower Pixel development in Abu Dhabi.

The company said in a sttement that work is due to begin immediately with completion slated by the end of 2021.

Located within Makers District on Reem Island, Pixels is an 18 hectare waterfront community comprising 525 residential units.

Imkan CEO Walid El-Hindi described CNTC as “one of the biggest construction companies in China” and said its agreement with Imkan underscored the UAE’s support of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

He added: “We are looking to the future and the union of our companies is a reflection of the close relationship the UAE shares with China, a relationship that is only set to grow.”

Vice President of CNTC, Xinrong Xu, added: “We welcome this collaboration... Through this partnership, CNTC and Imkan will translate our shared foresight for Pixel into reality."

Pixel has been designed by Dutch architects MVRDV whose previous work includes the Markthal in Rotterdam, Tianjin Binhai Library in China, The Stack in Melbourne, and RED7 in Moscow.

Pixel’s seven towers, incorporating residential apartments, co-working office space, F&B and retail, will form a key part of a new neighbourhood being built in the UAE capital.

With a built-up area of approximately 83,000 sq m, Pixel will offer residential units within 7 mixed-use residential towers that frame a pedestrianised plaza, home to over 3,500 sq m of F&B, retail and offices, as well as a signature water feature.

The Pixel community will be located just steps away from The-Artery, Imkan's hybrid parking garage and event space.

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