Dubai-based real estate and hospitality group, SKAI has been awarded the ‘Tall Buildings’ prize at this year’s Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards for the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village.
The 60-storey structure beat off competition from 25 other global projects, including Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower, London’s Mile High Tower, and the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, to scoop its second major design win after winning the 2015 Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year the Middle East Architect Awards for architects Atkins.
SKAI, which conceptualised the design of the property and has now patented it and registered as a trade mark in 186 countries, with plans to replicate similar structures in other major cities.
“We are very proud to be honoured at this year’s Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards for the design of the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village. When SKAI conceptualised the design of the Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village, it was important to be able to offer guests and residents the opportunity to experience all of the attractions of living in a tower as well as outdoor living – something we feel we have been able to achieve through this unique design,” said Nabil Akiki, CEO of SKAI.