Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi, UAE Skyscrapers, Al Ras Al Akhdar District Property
Etihad Towers : Abu Dhabi Skyscrapers
Tall Buildings in UAE – design by DBI Design, architects
9 Feb 2012
Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi
Etihad Towers is located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on the West Corniche road, leading to the exclusive Ras Al Akhdar area.
The project site is located directly on the Arabian Gulf, and opposite the world class Emirates Palace Hotel.
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Etihad Towers is a world-leading luxury multi-functional development, consisting of five towers, located on a multi-level podium-base, which is located above four levels of basement car parking.
The tallest tower is 76 storeys and over 300m’s (984 feet) in height, which places Etihad Towers in the building category of ‘Super-talls’.
The total project built area is in excess of 500,000 square meters.
The office tower has approximately 46,000 square meters of leasable area, distributed over 48 floors.
The three residential towers have a total of 885 apartments, from one bedroom to penthouse apartments, distributed over a total combined figure of 179 floors.
The Hotel- Serviced Apartment tower is operated by the Jumeirah Group, who also operate the Burj Al Arab.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is a 5 star 382 room luxury hotel, above 199 serviced apartments, distributed over 59 floors, with 3 other floors of plant, and 2 other floors, levels 62 and 63, dedicated to signature restaurants, and with unsurpassed views of Abu Dhabi.
At the base of three of the towers, is the multi-level podium, which houses, amongst other items, a state-of-the-art convention center and ballroom complex, a wellness centre and fitness club, 2 levels of international brand designer boutiques, numerous upmarket restaurants, and the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers grand lobby.
The ballroom, at 1,800 square meters is able to accommodate 1000 guests for a sit-down menu, and around 1,400 guests in conference mode.
Etihad Towers was initiated by Sheikh Suroor Projects Department (S.S.P.D), through a selected international architectural design competition, in late 2005.
DBI Design, together with other leading architectural firms from the USA, UK, Singapore and the Middle East created entries to the design competition.
DBI Design was ultimately selected, to undertake architectural, interior design and landscape services.
Hill International were assigned as project managers, and the Arabian Construction Company (A.C.C) were awarded the construction contract.
The Jumeirah Group were awarded the operational rights to the Hotel Tower, and very significant areas within the multi-level podium…consequently, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers was created.
Etihad Towers UAE – Building Information
Project opening; late 2011
5 towers, the tallest of which is over 300m tall. Project is classified as a ‘super-tall’ tower project for exceeding 300m’s in height
3 residential apartment towers, 1 office tower, and 1 hotel/serviced apartment tower
A double level observation deck at the top of the tallest tower
A 5 level podium, located at the base of 3 of the 5 towers
4 levels of basement car parking. Approx 3,200 car parking spaces
A total built area of greater than 500,000m²
6,500sqm of boutique international brand shops
A total of 885 residential apartments within the 3 towers
382 keys and 199 serviced apartments, within the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel tower
Approx 46,000m² of leasable office space within the office tower
14 restaurants and cafés. Including French, Lebanese, Seafood, Japanese cuisine etc.
1,800m² Ballroom which can accommodate 1,000 guests in banquet mode, and 1,400 guests in conference mode
380,000 cubic meters of concrete
65,000 tons of steel
135,000m² of tower curtain walling
6,000m² of structural glazing within the podium
850,000 m² of plaster
Etihad Towers UAE – Team
Client; Sheikh Suroor Projects Department (S.S.P.D)
Architect and Principal Design Consultant; DBI Design
Project Manager; Hill International
Contractor; Arabian Construction Company
Hotelier; The Jumeirah Group
Interior Design; DBI Interior Design (Jumeirah project areas)
Landscaping; DBI Landscape Architecture
World Travel Awards: Awarded World’s Leading New Hotel 2011
Images: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Etihad Towers Abu Dhabi information from DBI Design
Location: West Corniche road, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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