Khaleej Times, 13 January, 2019
The city of skyscrapers, Dubai, is set to get another ‘super tall tower’.
DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority, and master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), announced today that it has awarded a contract to BESIX, through its Dubai-based entity Belhasa Six Construct, to build the first super tall tower in its Uptown Dubai district, according to a statement issued today.
Named ‘Uptown Tower’, the 78-storey building provides breath-taking views of Dubai’s waterfront and iconic skyline. Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Uptown Tower replicates the brilliance of diamonds through its faceted glass façade that illuminates the interior spaces with natural light while filtering out harsh glare.
The interiors of the luxury hotel, F&B outlets, and serene health spa designed by Rockwell Group, depict the district’s distinct and bold personality.
“Awarding Six Construct the contract to construct Uptown Tower is an important step in bringing the much-anticipated Uptown Dubai district to life. The quality on show from the bids received was incredibly high.” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC.
In April 2018, DMCC partnered with Accor Hotels to bring their luxury lifestyle hotel and resorts brand, “SO/”, to the Middle East for the first time. In August 2018, DMCC also announced that the construction of the district is proceeding at full pace with the completion of piling and raft works for the Uptown Tower.
“We look forward to working alongside DMCC to deliver to the emirate of Dubai a truly unique and inspiring new destination,” said Olivier Crasson, General Manager, BESIX Contracting Middle East.