The 302m-tall twisting, asymmetrically designed tower will feature the region’s tallest ceramic façade and present an illusion of dynamic motion
Real estate developer and management major wasl Asset Management Group has issued an update on the construction of wasl tower, which is taking shape on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. The developer said that structural works on 56 floors of the tower have been completed, while façade works have reached level 13, whereas MEP works are now at level 52.
According to a statement from the developer, the tower is expected to be complete by Q2 2024. It stated that the project will be a unique addition to Dubai’s skyline, due to its innovative concept and design, sustainability practices, quality offerings, and interior finishes.
The 302m-tall twisting, asymmetrically designed tower will feature the region’s tallest ceramic façade and present an illusion of dynamic motion, the developer pointed out.
In October 2021, Empower began supply of cooling to wasl Properties’ 1 Residences and, in March 2020, DIEZ and wasl inked a deal to collaborate on a Food Tech Valley project.
The developer said wasl tower will consist of 64 floors constituting 229 residential units, 258 hotel rooms as part of Dubai’s second Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 185,345sqft of office space, and 11 parking floors. The project, with a total built-up area of 1.8 million square feet, will also feature a helipad, adding a dimension of elevated mobility.
The tower will offer residents direct views of Burj Khalifa, and will be linked to the Burj Khalifa Metro Station, connecting two prime districts, Downtown Dubai and City Walk. It will represent a cornerstone of adaptability and sustainability, providing enough shade from the summer heat and effectively reducing air conditioning consumption, thanks to its innovative design, the developer noted.
Designed around its Z-axis and adopting a classic ‘contrapposto’ movement, the wasl tower faces almost every direction. Its capacity to acclimatise to local temperatures through shading and cooling techniques will set this building apart during Dubai’s hot summer months, the statement concluded.
In June 2022, Luxhabitat Sotheby’s International Realty was appointed to manage sales of wasl Asset Management Group’s 1 Residences project.