By Gavin Gibbon
Abu Dhabi project is the first ever in the Middle East by world-famous architect Lord Richard Rogers
Taiwanese real estate developer Farglory Group Middle East, in conjunction with Mubadala, has unveiled the ultra-luxurious Maryah Plaza development in Abu Dhabi.
Located in Al Maryah Island’s new financial free zone, Maryah Plaza is a mixed-use development consisting of four steel towers. The largest tower will house offices, serviced apartments, and a boutique hotel.
It features the most expensive units ever released in Abu Dhabi, at AED3,500 per square foot, and will have one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments as well as penthouse units available.
The project is the first ever in the Middle East by world-famous architect Lord Richard Rogers who has designed London’s One Hyde Park, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, and New York’s One World Trade Center.
Designed with the city’s nautical heritage in mind, the four sloping towers are intended to resemble a ship’s sail, and open balconies and terraces are reminiscent of a ship’s deck.
Each tower is diamond-shaped to provide each unit with maximum natural lighting, allowing expansive views of the Arabian Gulf.
Slated to welcome its first residents in mid-2017, with the entire development to be completed in 2020, Maryah Plaza, which is adjacent to The Galleria mall, Rosewood, and Four Seasons hotels, as well as the new Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, is the only residential development on Al Maryah Island.
At ground level there will be restaurants, cafes, and shops. Amenities will include a clubhouse, zero-edge infinity pool, spas, gymnasiums, as well as an outdoor art gallery with manicured green space.
This ambitious project has been devised with the comprehensive Abu Dhabi 2030 plan in mind, in collaboration with Mubadala Development Company.
Al Maryah Island is a natural island that is being reimagined as the new city centre of Abu Dhabi, and is already home to a multitude of financial firms, banks, and other multinational enterprises. Developer Farglory, which has a portfolio of over $450bn, has completed over 600 projects across the world including China, the United States, Western Europe, and the Far East.For all the latest real estate 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.