Sofitel Dubai Downtown & 48 Burj Gate

This 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 the Sofitel Hotel and luxury serviced apartments, while the Residential Tower houses rental apartments. The towers rise to over 210meters, with one convex and one concave. The development includes the five star Biltmore Hotel Suites, 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.