Nikken Sekkei to showcase Dubai supertalls at Cityscape Global

Japan’s Nikken Sekkei plans to showcase two of its Dubai-based supertall designs – One Za’abeel and Forte Towers – at Cityscape Global 2017

Fadi Jabri (above) will showcase two of Nikken Sekkei’s Dubai projects at Cityscape Global 2017.
Fadi Jabri (above) will showcase two of Nikken Sekkei’s Dubai projects at Cityscape Global 2017.

Nikken Sekkei plans to use Cityscape Global 2017 as a platform to showcase two of its supertall designs for Dubai: One Za’abeel and Forte Towers.

Located adjacent to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), One Za’abeel will feature two towers, one comprising residential apartments and the other, a five-star hotel. Each tower will stand more than 300m in height.

Situated in Dubai’s Downtown Opera District, Forte Towers will also boast two towers of 70 and 50 storeys, respectively. Each of the towers will feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, ranging from 60m2 (650ft2) to 167m2 (1,800ft2) in size.

In addition to its UAE projects, the Japan-based architecture and urban design firm’s Cityscape showing will include multimillion-dollar developments from a range of international markets, such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, and India.

Commenting on Nikken Sekkei’s reasons for exhibiting at Cityscape Global 2017, Fadi Jabri, the firm’s executive officer and principal responsible for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and India regions, said: “Nikken Sekkei is a major architectural consultancy firm [that] is very much established in Japan, yet – with our overseas expansion – we sensed the need to properly project our company to the world.

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“While we have recently established our regional office in Dubai, and expanded our reach in over 20 cities throughout the MENA region, the CIS, and India, we realised that we must do more to introduce ourselves,” Jabri added.

Nikken Sekkei will also use the exhibition to detail its work on the headquarters of Saudi Arabia’s bourse, Tadawul. Located in Riyadh, the project’s super-structure is now complete, and preparations are ongoing for interior fit-out works.

Cityscape Global 2017 will take place at DWTC from 11-13 September.

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