Jan 15 2007
TVS revealed today its design for the landmark "Dubai Towers - Dubai," the centerpiece for "The Lagoons," a new urban development in Dubai, UAE. Both the towers and the master planned development were designed by TVS for Sama Dubai, the international real estate development and investment arm of Dubai Holding. The four towers, ranging from 54 to 97 floors, are clustered to form a choreographed sculpture representing the movement of candlelight.
The dramatic Dubai Towers - Dubai, visible from extended distances, will combine in form to represent the future of Dubai and its evolutionary and innovative achievements. The architectural expressions are guided by a sophisticated aesthetic, along with structural and engineering innovations unmatched by any modern structure. The buildings will serve residential, commercial, retail and hospitality purposes.
"The Dubai Towers - Dubai is a response to the regional desire for cutting edge designs, serving both form and function," said Behr Champana, Vice President, TVS International. "We are delighted to have been given the unique opportunity to work with Sama Dubai on this creative and inspired project. 'The Lagoons' present an ideal backdrop that both contrasts and accentuates the towers' structures, and we are confident the Dubai Towers - Dubai will serve as a fitting showcase of what is sure to become a landmark development for the UAE."
In addition to their bold architecture and prime location, the 'Dubai Towers - Dubai' will be characterized by a range of additional facilities, including retail, restaurants, entertainment, health spas, gymnasiums, a hotel and residential apartments that merge to create a vibrant, dynamic community. The estimated completion date for the 'Dubai Towers - Dubai' complex is mid 2010.
Farhan Faradooni, CEO Sama Dubai, said, "With the design of 'Dubai Towers - Dubai, TVS has managed to encapsulate our company's global vision and commitment with an exceptional design concept that epitomizes Dubai's evolutionary real estate achievements. Symbolizing hope, growth, harmony and opportunity, 'Dubai Towers - Dubai' represent a unique investment opportunity for those seeking a corporate lifestyle experience, combined with peace and tranquility in the seven beautifully landscaped islands of 'The Lagoons.'"
Sama Dubai's 'The Lagoons' development at Dubai Creek is strategically located in the heart of Dubai. Covering an area of 70 million square feet, with over 40 kilometers of waterfront land, 'The Lagoons' centers on concepts of environment, conservation parkland and open spaces. The island community is located next to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and is one of the first projects in Dubai undergoing an Integrated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) following international standards across all phases of the project. The development will comprise of residential units, shopping centers, office buildings, and marinas, enhancing Dubai's position as an international destination. Culture will also be a big focus with the construction of a planetarium, museum, art center, theatre and the city's first opera house. Construction on the $18 billion project began in April of 2006.