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TVS named as The Vantage architect

US practice designs ‘iconic’ project launched this week.

TVS named as The Vantage architect
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TVS International, the US architectural practice responsible for the design of the ‘Dancing Towers’ at Dubai Lagoon, have been named as the architects behind the design of The Vantage, a tower project by Cirrus that launched earlier this week.

Located at Nakheel’s Dubai Waterfront, The Vantage will be a 50-storey residential tower with boutiques and restaurants. Standing at 185m tall, the project is estimated to cost US$550 million.

"Catering to the affluent sector of the market, The Vantage will be a stunning tower and a must-have address in the sought after Madinat Al Arab district of Waterfront. Ideally placed, it offers both beachside and parkside living, clever technology, environmental credentials and the best in retail and top end dining," said Behnam Eshragh, chairman and CEO of Cirrus Developments.

The building’s design is aimed to meet requirements for LEED (Leadership in Environmental Design) Gold, and plans exist for photovoltaic panels to be installed on the roof to produce enough power for the common areas of the building. The project is to be located opposite Boulevard Park, billed as ‘Waterfront’s answer to Central Park’.

Other Cirrus developments include Aquarius Gate, also located at Dubai Waterfront. Located on the western shores of Dubai, Nakheel's Waterfront will transform 1.4 billion square feet of empty desert and sea into an international community for an estimated population of 1.5 million people that is twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Waterfront is being developed on the last 15km of natural coastline in Dubai and will provide more than 70km of coastline in total, including the development of 23% of the Arabian Canal.

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