DMCC has announced that four global design firms are participating in its Masterplan design competition for the new ‘Burj 2020’ District.
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the government of Dubai Authority with a mandate to enhance Dubai’s position as a global gateway for comoodity trade and enterprise
The Masterplan aims to enhance the very essence of the ‘Burj 2020 District’ by creating an urban business destination to showcase a blend of contemporary and traditional Masterplanning, with the world’s tallest commercial tower, the ‘Burj 2020’ as its centerpiece.
The Masterplan will also include transport and traffic flow solutions to create a swift journey to and from the area.
“Smart solutions will be a principle feature of our new development, affording higher levels of efficiency and urban sustainability a pre-requisite for the global business community of the future,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman at DMCC.
The ‘Burj 2020 District’ is being constructed as a direct result of customer demand in particular from large regional corporates, multi-nationals and multi-business entities.
“The availability of highly efficient, purpose built commercial office space suitable for multi-national companies is in short supply. DMCC is committed to filling this gap and the ‘Burj 2020 District will be the first to do so,” Bin Sulayem added.
The Masterplan design competition for the ‘Burj 2020 District’ follows DMCC’s announcement in July 2013 to build the world’s tallest commercial tower as part of its Free Zone expansion plans; DMCC named the tower ‘Burj 2020’ in November 2013 in honour of Dubai’s Expo 2020 win.
The ground breaking for the ‘Burj 2020 District’ is planned for 2015.
The ‘Burj 2020 District’ is also part of DMCC’s strategy to provide companies with a commercial property offering– including benefits such as single ownership, contiguous commercial office space in located close to metro stations, world-class cargo facilities, ports and airports that connect to over 220 destinations including the new Al Maktoum International Airport.