(2005) Executive Heights IIclient : DAMAC
typology : Commercial
services : Architecture
where : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
With a built-up area of 54,858 sqm, this 23-storey office tower occupies an unusual cul-de-sac plot facing a large landscaped park in TECOM’s.
Inspired by the compressed access to the trapezoidal site, the building massing responds by tapering in a ascending approach which serves the purpose of opening up views for the end-users whist maintain the exploitation requirements in check.
The culminating aspect of the tower occurs at its apex in a sail-like structure that integrates various services and functions.
Interior and external public amenities were located at the ground floor level to allow users the chance of experiencing the landscaping features fronting the site.
The 20,400 sqm of Net Usable Areas are accessed through a battery of six high-speed lifts in a core designed for its slip-forming constructibility. Along with the 722 stalls, the building’s setbacks will be treated with lavish landscaping features giving the property a unique form and appeal.
With an average floor-plate efficiency of 76% for the offices and all-rounded views, the self-sufficiency of the scheme is only reinforced with the health club at the ground floor. The project’s exploitation currently stands at 96% of the allowable GFA (28,604 sqm) for an estimated cost of AED 126 Million. A Shell & Core approach will reduce this estimate by 10-15%.