SOFITEL DUBAI DOWNTOWN & 48 BURJ GATE

UAE

This 1.5 million square foot high-rise development, situated in a prime location in Dubai, is divided into two distinctive slender towers, one 53 storeys and one 60 storeys, situated on each side of a multi-storey atrium lobby space. The Suites Tower houses hotel and luxury serviced apartments, while the Residential Tower houses rental apartments. The towers rise to over 700 feet (210 meters), with one being convex and one concave, and comprise 213,470 square meters of mixed-use space. This includes a five-star Biltmore Hotel Suites Tower, 250 luxury rental residences with hotel-like services and amenities, prime corporate office space, conference centers, high-end retail shops, restaurants, hospitals, and entertainment areas.

Shimmering veils of glass define the two towers, blurring the border between land and water or the desert salt flats and the gulf. The veil-like folded sheets of glass that cover the entire front facades create the sense of a patterned sunscreen and carve familiar shapes into the Dubai skyline on a monumental scale. Each tower bends and creases independently as it rises to the sky, creating both a sense of individuality and unity.