City of Arabia towers piling work starts
Dubai, January 30, 2008
Piling work on the first three towers of the City of Arabia project in Dubailand has started. Bauer Spezialtiefbau is the contractor for this development phase.
The project is being developed by Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group, one of the region’s leading developers.
The high-rise towers will vary from 30-storeys to 45-storeys in height and are designed for both commercial and residential use. Meandering between these towers will be a 10-km flowing waterway, Wadi Walk lined by the Wadi Residences, low-rise five-storey blocks consisting of 1,600 apartments, with shady promenades on either side. At street level, Wadi Walk will consist entirely of cafes, restaurants, convenience stores and boutiques, with basement parking facilities.
The first tower is the Metro Tower, a 45-storey, mixed residential and commercial block, incorporating the latest advanced concepts in international high-rise design. The Metro Tower’s dynamic tapering shape and interlocking curves create a unique identity, with a distinctive base framing the grand entrance to the building. The body of the tower is characterized by a metal skin with well proportioned punched windows, said a statement.
Commenting on the progress of the project, Mustafa Galadari, vice-chairman, Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group, said: “Having completed the shoring and excavation operations at the site, through our selected contractors Bauer Spezialtiefbau piling work is underway and on schedule. The response to the high-rise towers has been tremendous, demonstrating the huge investor interest in the freehold residential and commercial real estate sectors of Dubai.”
The second of the three towers, the Wadi Apartment Tower is one of ten 30-storey residential towers situated in the centre of City of Arabia that forms two curves embracing the Wadi houses in the middle. Similar to its neighbours, the tower enjoys a fantastic open view towards the mall and the low-rise apartments. The tower features a light blue and white wall and the wavy shape and colours simulate the reflections on the following canal, blending the building harmoniously with its environment.
The tower provides around 200 apartments of studio,1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom, ranging from 940 sq. ft to 2700 sq. ft., in addition to one luxurious 3,500 sq. ft duplex penthouse. Every apartment will have a balcony to facilitate the enjoyment of sunshine and beautiful scenery, while the prestigious penthouse will have an ample sky covered garden for the occupant’s sole indulgence.
The third tower, the I&M Tower is located in the heart of Dubailand and affords spectacular views of the Wadi Walk and the city of Dubai. This exclusive, 45-storey office tower offers the finest commercial space within the City of Arabia and is only 100 meters from the nearest COA Monorail Station. Meticulously planned to ensure a dynamic and modern environment, the I&M Tower offers a variety of office floor plans to choose from. The areas range from 130 sq.ft to 3,100 sq.ft, with unmatched benefits and facilities, the statement said. - TradeArabia News Service