Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei to showcase Dubai supertalls at Cityscape Global

Japanese architecture studio, Nikken Sekkei plans to use Cityscape Global 2017 as a platform to showcase two of its supertall designs for Dubai: One Za’abeel and Forte Towers.

Located adjacent to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), One Za’abeel will feature two towers, one comprising residential apartments and the other, a five-star hotel. Each tower will stand more than 300m in height.

Fore Towers by Nikken Sekkei.

Situated in Dubai’s Downtown Opera District, Fore Towers will also boast two towers of 70 and 50 storeys, respectively. Each of the towers will feature one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, ranging from 60m2 (650ft2) to 167m2 (1,800ft2) in size.

In addition to its UAE projects, the Japan-based architecture and urban design firm’s Cityscape showing will include multimillion-dollar developments from a range of international markets, such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, and India.

The firm’s executive officer and principal responsible for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and India regions, Fadi Jabri, said: “Nikken Sekkei is a major architectural consultancy firm [that] is very much established in Japan, yet – with our overseas expansion – we sensed the need to properly project our company to the world.

Fadi Jabri, executive officer and principal responsible for the Middle East and North Africa, Nikken Sekkei.

“While we have recently established our regional office in Dubai, and expanded our reach in over 20 cities throughout the MENA region, the CIS, and India, we realised that we must do more to introduce ourselves,” Jabri added.

The architecture firm will also use the exhibition to detail its work on the headquarters of Saudi Arabia’s bourse, Tadawul. Located in Riyadh, the project’s super-structure is now complete, and preparations are ongoing for interior fit-out works.

Nikken Sekkei opened its Dubai office in 2015, situated on the 29th floor of the Burj Al Salam Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road, is opposite the Dubai World Trade Centre.

During last year’s event, Nikken Sekkei showcased designd for the New Camp Nou, the iconic Barcelona football stadium.

Cityscape Global 2017 will take place at DWTC from 11-13 September. See designMENA’s roundup of some of the talks to visit at this year’s Cityscape Global event. 

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