Atkins-designed supertall skyscaper in Dubai to become world’s fifth tallest

Azizi Development’s 570m skyscraper in Dubai, designed by global architecture from Atkins, is set to become the fifth-tallest in the world, according to the company’s chairman, Mirwais Azizi.

In an interview with Construction Week, Azizi confirmed the skyscraper located along Sheikh Zayed Road will be the fifth-tallest in the world, once it is completed sometime between 2021 and 2022.

The supertall skyscraper is expected to cost $816m (AED3bn), which includes the cost of buying the land.

“It is the most ambitious construction project Azizi Developments has ever embarked upon,” Azizi said. “I am looking at every square foot of this project very seriously to ensure it finishes successfully and is delivered on time.”

A huge plot of land adjacent to the Dubai Creek has been purchased, according to Construction Week.

Azizi has described the skyscraper as a “special project”, and said he conceived the idea because he wanted to give “something beautiful” back to Dubai.

The 122-floor building will house residential units on the first 100 floors, while the remaining 22 floors will be reserved for a luxury hotel. It will be completed within 46 months. But the company hope to reduce the construction time, as Azizi wants the project to be delivered somewhere between 39 and 44 months.

Construction of the supertall is set to begin in the summer of 2018.

At around 570m tall, it among the tallest skyscrapers in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world, standing 830m high. However, the Dubai Creek Tower, designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is reportedly set to take the Burj Khalifa’s crown and become the emirate’s tallest-ever building upon delivery in 2020.

It was announced earlier this month that the design development programme for the Dubai Creek Tower is now fully complete. 

designMENA has contacted Atkins for more information about the design of the skyscraper.

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