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Lead interior architect appointed for Uptown Dubai tower project

by Jumana Abdel-Razzaq on Jan 10, 2018

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC) announced on Monday that it has appointed New York-based architecture and design firm Rockwell Group as the interior architect for one of Uptown Dubai’s two super tall towers.

The tower comprise luxury hotel rooms and suites, restaurants, health spas, extensive conference facilities, grade A offices, and 237 residences. The name of the tower is expected to be revealed later this year.

As part of the contract, Rockwell Group will design the super tall tower’s first premium 5-Star hotel and branded residences, set for sale in early 2018. The firm was shortlisted among six global bidders during the tendering stage.

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Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC, said: “We are excited to work with Rockwell Group to create a breath-taking experience with global appeal, and what will become one of Uptown Dubai’s two iconic super tall towers.

“Their global experience in bringing futuristic concepts and innovative designs to life will lift Uptown Dubai’s energetic vibe and design to new heights. It's an exciting time for design in Dubai.”

DMCC began the construction of its mixed-use Uptown Dubai District in September 2017, which will be located adjacent to Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).

Uptown Dubai will be anchored by two iconic super tall towers designed by architects Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill from Chicago.

The district will include seven towers with Phase 1 stretching across more than 186,000m2. The project will also comprise grade A commercial and residential space, more than 200 retail and F&B outlets, and approximately 3,000 residences, as well as a central entertainment plaza, and a number of luxury hotels.

Uptown Dubai's main podium, which is 28 metres above ground, features a two-level central plaza that will be larger than New York Times Square, circled by world class outlets. It will be connected to a retail mall, all with direct access to the towers.