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Supertall Architecture in UAE for Tameer – design by Atkins

21 Nov 2008

Anara Tower Dubai


Architects: Atkins

Tameer unveils Atkins designed 600 metre plus tower

Following a global design competition between three Atkins offices – Dubai, Hong Kong and London – Dubai based property developer Tameer holding has announced Dubai as the winner, unveiling  its design for a 600metre-plus skyscraper to be located on the famous Sheik Zayed Road.

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Based on current world rankings the ‘Anara’ Tower will be amongst the world’s tallest structures.

Spanning almost five million square feet, the 100 storey-plus mixed use project, which is heavily infused with arts and culture in both form and function, will feature an extravagant mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury apartments and palatial penthouses with at least one penthouse planned to include a private elevator and a private pool – set to be the most valuable in the Middle East.

‘Anara’ Tower will also comprise a world class art gallery, a 250 room boutique hotel, restaurants, retail amenities and 325,000 square feet of commercial space.

“Inspired by the vertical shape of the Minaret the central aim was to produce a form that would be instantly recognisable on the local, regional and international architectural stage.“ says Shaun Killa, design director for Atkins in Dubai.

“The design combined with its orientation, allows 60 percent of the site space to have views out to the sea. Four connecting bridges at the rear of the building provide the flexibility for future expansion.  Such ‘future proofing’ for further expansion is important in this key site and Atkins provided several options as part of our added value service.”

The podium features food and retail outlets, a 30m swimming pool plus family and kids pool, along with two multi purpose sports courts. Four sky gardens feature every 27 floors allowing outside living spaces. These will be landscaped in keeping with environmental objectives, but also meeting the needs of the residents in providing rarely considered green outside space.

The design of ‘Anara’ Tower will answer the environmental challenges posed to modern day skyscrapers by maximizing water and energy efficiency; and potentially including renewable sources of energy, in addition to conforming to the internationally recognized LEED certification requirements.

CEO of TAMEER, Ghassan Sakhnini, said the design of ‘Anara’ Tower represents the convergence of arts and culture in Dubai.

“Like Dubai itself, great art comes from great vision. ‘Anara’ is not only a masterpiece in its own right, it is designed to enhance the well being of all residents and it is destined to become the most coveted address in Dubai. ‘Anara’ represents the future of what is already the most future-forward metropolis in the world.”

Anara Tower, Dubai – Building Information

Client: Tameer Holdings Investments
Facility: Mixed Use: Commercial and residential
Features: A 600m+ high, 100+ storey tower, combining 300 branded apartments, 250 key 5 star hotel, 4 sky gardens, health spa, pool and sports courts.
Size: 470,000 sqm total built up area
Status: Design stage

Anara Tower Dubai images / information from Atkins


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