Dubai Pearl, a city within a city Client: Pearl Dubai FZ LLC, a company owned by a consortium of investors led by Abu Dhabi’s Al Fahim Group. Architect: Professor Peter Schweger/Schweger Associated Architects Structural & Civil Works: E.construct Development Components: • Residential (1,490 units, 40% of the total mix); inc. luxury tower apartments, penthouses, sky palaces • Offices (1,449 units, 34% of the total mix); inc. tower offices, boutique offices, branded business centre • Hospitality (7 branded 5-star hotels, 1400 keys, 16% of the total mix) inc. Baccarat, Bellagio, MGM Grand Hotels, Skylofts with further boutique hotels, spa and recreation facilities, conference and banqueting • Retail (6% of the total mix) inc. a new retail district for the region with shopping mall, fashion boulevard, entertainment district and over 60 restaurants, cafes and bars • Leisure (4% of the total mix) inc. luxury 1,800 seat theatre, state of the art cinemas, wellness and sports centre, beach club, pedestrian walkways and nightlife destinations Key Figures: • The total ground floor area of the site is 10 million sq ft (total built up area of developed space is 20 million sq ft) • Over half (56%) of the overall site is dedicated to open spaces, with 35% of the project area landscaped • The total footprint of the site is 1,110,000 sq ft • There will be 15,500 allotted car parking spaces • The development will have the capacity to provide residences for 9,000 people • The total working population the Dubai Pearl will be designed to support is 12,000 people Dubai Pearl, a 20 million sq ft integrated urban community, will set a precedent for sustainable urban communities in Dubai and herald a new era in the evolution of the emirates. Situated on the main axis of the Palm Jumeirah, and overlooking Burj Al Arab and the pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf, the geometric form of Dubai Pearl’s circular site and the rectilinear arch of its four towers create a strong dialogue between the two developments. The architecturally-refined masterplan combines four sleek 73-storey towers, connected at the summit, with classical-inspired podium buildings set in an expanse of public realm. Almost half of the site area will be public open space, creating a socially-interactive environment and a truly 'walkable' city. Dubai Pearl will be anchored by a dramatic tower, a new global landmark on Dubai's skyline, that redefines simplicity of design and efficiency. The pioneering column-free rectangular forms will create 20% more usable space, allowing complete flexibility of use and capturing unobstructed views. At street level, a low rise city centre will interact harmoniously with the symbolic tower to create a unique character and sense of place. Dubai Pearl will be built to the highest standards of sustainability, using environmental technologies to achieve LEED Gold certification. Built-in smart technologies throughout the development will allow the highest levels of interconnectivity.