ACI allies with Galadari for 'G Office'
Dubai, April 10, 2008
ACI Real Estate, an affiliate of Alternative Capital Invest GMBH of Germany, has teamed up with Galadari Investment Office (GIO).
The move is aimed at offering world-class real estate solutions for the signature commercial property ‘G Office’, the company said in a statement.
The project, being built in the 20 million sq ft City of Arabia district, lies at the heart of the Dubailand mega-development, positioned at the main gateway for the residential and retail centre, it added.
The extensive urban development provides open-air leisure and entertainment facilities including the world’s biggest mall, Mall of Arabia, and the dinosaur theme park Restless Planet.
“This collaboration with GIO is yet another demonstration of our commitment to the UAE and supports our mission to join forces with visionary industry players. By working with GIO, this project will spearhead the creation of quality commercial projects with prominent architects and engineers, coupled with exciting marketing processes and added value chain dynamics”, said ACI managing director Robin Lohmann.
The 45-storey office tower has been designed by internationally-known architect, Alex Vacha. The 280 metre high tower will boast 24-hour valet and concierge services, guaranteed secure car parking spaces and a usable Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 640,698.51 sq ft.
The office goers will have the opportunity to explore the advanced building management system and two spacious communal sky decks, above the podium and the 43rd floor.
Interior design has been created by yoo at Work and international design house yoo ltd, with fixtures and fittings provided by renowned company’s Hans Grohe-Axor and Duravit.
yoo ltd. is jointly owned by John Hitchcox and leading designer Philippe Starck who boasts a unique signature style along with names such as Jade Jagger and Sophie Conran.
“G Office signals a new move in terms of design, delivering a new dimension to the growing commercial property market. Our alliance with ACI, creators of the Sports Trilogy Towers, will move both companies into the forefront of the real-estate sector. GIO’s vision of raising the bar of design-culture with our projects and ACI’s commitment to excellence will provide the region with some of the best property solutions available,” said GIO Chairman Rashid AW Galadari.
Zas (CAN) has been appointed as consulting architects and consulting structural engineers for GIO’s signature development.
The building is set to be completed by 2010 adding another landmark development to ACI’s project portfolio, which is currently valued at a staggering AED10 billion scheduled for both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the company said. – TradeArabia News Service