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2CDE Tower Dubai : Building

Architecture in UAE for Ahmed Ramadhan Juma Establishment – design by Atkins, architects

19 Nov 2008

2CDE Dubai



Architects: Atkins

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Dubai tower – images © from Atkins

2CDE Dubai – Building information from Atkins

Atkins’ 2CDE development in Dubai starts taking shape

Work has started on site for the new Atkins-designed residential ‘2CDE‘ development. When complete, this will form a prominent landmark at the Dubai Marina, the city’s major new cosmopolitan waterfront development.

The 27-storey, 116 metre-tall tower involves a mix of one-, two- and three- bedroom serviced apartments, two penthouses and eight duplex townhouses. The 33,642 sq m development, which embraces sustainable principles, also contains a pool deck and health spa.

Tim Askew, Managing Director for Atkins Middle East, says, “We are proud to be behind the design of another major landmark development for Dubai, which will not only enhance the Marina landscape, but also deliver an environmentally-conscious solution without additional system costs.”

Atkins worked closely with the British University in Dubai (BUiD) to weave sustainability into 2CDE’s design. Lee Morris, Senior Architect, adds, “These elements include the latest solar photovoltaic technology – Integrated Foil Photovoltaic (IFPV) panels. These will be installed on the top of the horizontal car park shading structures and will generate enough power to light all of the public spaces throughout 2CDE, including corridors, the shopping arcade and the car park.”

The exterior of the buildings comprises clear glazing, which incorporates electro-coating (or ‘e-coating’), and will withstand the thermal impact of high summer temperatures and allow for maximum natural light thereby reducing the requirement for electricity. Shading technology, including a ‘sun screen wall’, will also counter solar gain while enhancing design aesthetics.

Commissioned by Ahmed Ramadhan Juma Establishment, 2CDE is due for completion in early 2008.

2CDE Tower Dubai Building images / information from Atkins, Architects

2CDE Tower Dubai, UAE : Atkins


2CDE Tower Dubai architects

Atkins plans, designs and enables the delivery of complex capital programmes for clients in the public and private sectors across the globe. Atkins is the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe, the largest engineering consultancy in the UK and at the time of writing the world’s third largest design firm.

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