Chicago, Ill. – FitzGerald Associates Architects has submitted a design for an iconic 44-story luxury residential tower to be located in the Burj Dubai District in the United Arab Emirates. The project, designed for an RFP issued by DAMAC Properties Company LLC of Dubai, would be comprised of one, two and three bedroom apartments in a tower with podium levels containing retail and parking uses. The building’s unique façade suggests a double helix made up of terraces and balconies that would wrap the building in shade and offer unique outdoor spaces.
“The allusion to DNA could be related to a set of instructions for the creation of life and, therefore, one of the most elemental symbols in nature,” said Steven McFadden, Associate Principal. “An apt metaphor for the creation of life in the region of the world where all life was originally created.”
The building amenities would include balconies, terraces, sky lobbies, swimming pool, health club, jogging track, kids’ zone and game room as well as other amenities expected for a luxury apartment building.
DAMAC Properties is part of DAMAC Holdings. DAMAC Properties was established in 1995 and has grown into one of the most successful residential, leisure and commercial developers in Dubai and the Middle East, and is expanding rapidly into North Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the Far East. The company’s portfolio includes properties spread across 670 million square feet and is worth in excess of US$45 billion. By partnering with world renowned architects and designers, DAMAC Properties aims to develop schemes that include residential, commercial and leisure facilities that will create an integrated community. The company’s schemes are located in the most desirable and exclusive locations and the homes are built to a high quality specification that has become synonymous with the group.
Established in 1919 as Rissman & Hirschfeld, FitzGerald Associates Architects is a fourth generation Chicago architectural firm. The firm offers its clients a continuum of residential and commercial design services, including development feasibility studies; site design and planning; architectural design; space planning; interior design; historical research and restoration; contract documents and specifications; permit acquisitions; and field observations. For more information call 312.563.9100.