SSH wins Emaar Grande Tower design contract

September 27, 2018

SSH, a leading masterplanning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firm in the region, said it has been signed up by leading UAE developer Emaar to carry out full architecture services on its prestigious Grande Tower coming up at Dubai's Opera District.

The luxury residential tower will be located in the radiant centre of culture and arts in Emaar's flagship development - Downtown Dubai, neighbouring the Dubai Opera and standing opposite Burj Park and lake, said a statement from SSH.

The project comprises a promenade level below a 78-storey tower accommodating retail, amenities and 866 spacious luxury apartments, including a mix of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units with large penthouses situated below the crown, it added.

On the win, Michael Byron, the UAE resident director said: 'SSH is extremely honoured to once again be working alongside Emaar in delivering a project that will exemplify a luxurious setting for contemporary living and offer premium experiences for residents and guests alike.'

The design’s curved footprint embraces the fountain lake and mimics the organic sweeping lines of the existing landscape. A balanced rhythm of undulating piers and slim vertical fins accentuates the elegance and verticality of the tower up to its delicate crown.

Byron said the tower will be a significant addition to the Downtown Dubai skyline and will become a contributing and symbolic landmark in the development of the Opera District.

'While residents will be gifted panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and surrounding landscape, the podium of the tower makes the most of its proximity to the Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. Pedestrians strolling along the Fountain Lake will have direct access to retail units that will line the podium’s base at promenade level,' he noted.

'The podium’s upper level is to include a swimming pool and expansive deck orientated, along with the tower itself, to benefit from spectacular Dubai Fountain views.' explained Byron.

'A large expanse of amenity space will allow for exceptional facilities within the tower, while the basement will provide ample residential and visitor parking,' he added.