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Palm Jebel Ali & Palm Jumeirah, UAE
Palm Island Dubai
The Dubai Palm has been called the eighth wonder of the world
picture : Palm Jumeirah; Palm Jebel Ali
Property : UAE Villas - Island Design
Dubai's palm tree-shaped resort island on land reclaimed from the sea will add 120 km of sandy beaches and be visible from the moon. Dubai Palm Island will include a huge amount of new property - 2,000 villas, up to 40 luxury hotel buildings, shopping complexes, cinemas and the Middle East's first marine park.
Dubai Palm Island will be built in the shape of 17 huge fronds surrounded by 12 km of protective barrier reefs, extending 5 km into the sea south of Dubai city, UAE. The islands will be accessible by 300m bridges from the mainland or boat to two marinas; the main causeway will have a monorail system.
picture : Palm Jebel Ali, UAE
This iconic Dubai island project will be built on 80m cubic metres of land dredged from the approach channel to the United Arab Emriate's Jebel Ali port, a massive logisitics operation that will deepen the channel to 17m.
Palm Island Dubai : further information on the island design
Palm Island Dubai : Village Centre Information
Architect RMJM wins contract to design centrepieces for Palm Island development in Dubai : RMJM successfully selected from shortlist of 11 architects to design the Village Centre for Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Jumeirah, two of the world’s largest man-made islands currently under construction off the coast of UAE.
Dubai Palm Island - image © RMJM ; Dubai Palm Island image - Innpro © RMJM
The construction value of each Dubai Palm Island development is £250m and will feature extensive residential properties, retail, business and leisure facilities. Architect RMJM’s proposal is an all-skills design including master planning, civil and structural engineering and landscape architecture. Tony Kettle, architect and Director at RMJM’s head office in Edinburgh is leading the Dubai Palm Island design team from the company’s Scotland, London and local UAE offices.
“The RMJM design concept for the Dubai Palm Village Centre is based on a composition of Islamic geometry and organic structural forms. Combined with the integration of water in the form of canals and a central basin, they create highly attractive environments which can be developed to maximise the value of the mixed uses on the site”, explained Tony Kettle.
The design for the centrepiece of The Palm Island, Jebel Ali is inspired by the Nymphea or Water Lily and resembles the large flower sitting on a reflecting pool. This concept is used for the design of shading elements, which radiate from a central opening dome structure on the island. These provide shade from the desert sun during the day and opening up to allow the sea breeze to pass through the building at night. Below these shading components is a geometric layout of buildings derived from a simple Islamic decorative motif of rotated squares and which provides shade to the functional orthogonal buildings on the island below.
The Dubai Palm Island centrepiece will also represent a major transport interchange designed for boat users coupled with an outstanding retail experience and will include several boatlifts, utilising RMJM’s previous design experience on the award-winning Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.
RMJM are designing the Village Centres on the island for German-based international developers Innpro, who signed an agreement with The Dubai Palm Island developers in August 2002. These iconic man-made islands were conceived by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister. The architects were involved in the design of the Scottish Parliament building with Enric Miralles, and designed the Okhta Tower in Russia. RMJM Architects have architectural offices all round the world and are headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dubai Palm Islands comprised of around 100 million cubic metres of rock and sand and will increase the UAE shoreline by a total of 120km. The first Dubai Palm Island finished in 2006. Property on the islands has already gone on sale with residential properties on The Palm, Jumeirah selling out in a matter of days.
Palm Island Dubai : Building information from RMJM Architects 9 May 2003
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Palm Island image : GHD PTW Cox
Dubai Palm Island : Background
Low interest rates and poor stock markets are making investment in The Dubai Palm attractive. The UAE government assists the real estate market, attracting wealthy immigrants to the city: much property is retailed below market value.
The purchasers of apartments and villas on Dubai Palm Island started to move in at the end of 2005. Property on the islands is due to take four years to complete. The project is being developed by a company titled Dubai Palm Developers. The supply of UAE property is not keeping up pace with demand. Luxury apartments on Dubai Palm Island are for sale to foreigners as well as Emiratis.
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