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DMCC picks architect for commercial tower

WATG, a destination creation consultancy, has also been appointed to deliver the masterplan for the Burj 2020 District.



By Staff Report

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:07 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Dubai: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) announced on Tuesday that Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), architects of supertall skyscraper, will design the Burj 2020, the world’s tallest commercial tower.

WATG, a destination creation consultancy, has also been appointed to deliver the masterplan for the Burj 2020 District.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC, said: “AS+GG and WATG come with a wealth of global destination and tower design expertise. Designing a world-class destination of this scale will set new levels of efficiency and urban sustainability. We are confident that our partners, in delivering the Burj 2020 District and tower, will create a new address for the global business community of the future in Dubai.”

Adrian Smith, architect and founder of AS+GG based in Chicago, has designed many landmark buildings, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Kingdom Tower, currently under construction in Jeddah.

WATG was one of four reputed international destination creation firms that participated in DMCC’s Burj 2020 District masterplan design competition launched in July 2014. Other notable WATG projects include The Atlantis — Dubai, Paradise Island — Bahamas, Emirates Palace — Abu Dhabi, and the Grand Hyatt — Kuala Lumpur.

business@khaleejtimes.com


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