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Japan's Nikken to showcase $12bn projects in Dubai

Architect plans to unveil plans for developments across the world including Dubai and Saudi Arabia

Japan's Nikken to showcase $12bn projects in Dubai

Japanese architect Nikken Sekkei said on Sunday it will showcase $12 billion projects including some from the UAE and Saudi Arabia at this year’s Cityscape Global exhibition which takes place in Dubai later this month.

The company said in a statement that its pipeline of projects, including developments in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Mongolia, Russia, Japan and China will further underscore its standing with developers from around the world.

“Nikken Sekkei is one of the great idiosyncratic architecture firms of its time, our ability to incorporate distinguishing design features and unique cultural references in keeping with the local environment ensures our creativity stands out from anything the world has ever seen,” said Nakamura Mitsuo, chairman of Nikken Sekkei.

Nikken’s Dubai inventory includes Dubai Festival City which will encompass an integrated waterfront community and the second phase of the Dubai Cultural Village another waterfront project in the Al Jadaf area of Dubai.

The jewel in the crown of the Nikken Sekkei designed Saudi developments, five of which will be showcased at Cityscape, is the mixed-use Riyadh Tower. At 338 metres tall and consisting of 73 levels it will house 201-key five-star hotel, private residences, penthouse units and at the very top a ‘Sky Palace’ apartment. Leisure facilities, retail outlets and office space complete the makeup of the project, which will be the tallest building in Riyadh. 

Cityscape Global takes place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from September 21-23.

Nikken is also designing Expressbank’s new headquarters’ building in Baku, which will become one of the highest buildings in Azerbaijan.

Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia, will be transformed when designs created by Nikken are completed. The Mongol Tower and WOO City developments, both to be unveiled during the exhibition, will symbolise a modern day Mongolia and reflect the burgeoning economic prosperity.

Three projects in Russia will also grace Nikken’s exhibition space including the 500,000 square metre, $1 billion K City development in northern Krasnoyarsk.

Completing Nikken’s line-up of creative designs for Cityscape are the Menara Astra in Jakarta, Indonesia and the Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou and South Bund Financial Centre Shanghai in China.

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