Volante

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The development consists of two apartment types: half-floor units and full-floor units. The half-floor units have two bedrooms and are 5,000 square feet. The whole-floor units have five bedrooms and are 10,000 square feet.

Volante also includes a spa, gym, sauna, treatment rooms and steam room; a lounge area including a coffee bar, conference room and cinema; and an outdoor pool deck including an infinity pool, BBQ area and external spa treatment areas.

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Etihad Towers

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This unique and prestigious mixed-use complex is made up of five towers ranging from 54 to 75 floors and covers an area of over 500,000 m².

Tower 1 (75 floors) serves as the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel and serviced apartments, offering 382 rooms and suites, 199 luxurious serviced apartments and an array of beauty, fashion and relaxation amenities.

Towers 2 (60 floors), 4 (60 floors) and 5 (55 floors) are spectacular residential towers, offering 884 apartments and penthouses, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms.

Tower 3 (64 floors) operates as a prestigious office tower with a total area of 56,000 m² .

All apartments, hotel rooms and office spaces have stunning sea views, overlooking the Abu Dhabi coastline.

The towers also offer a luxury boutique shopping mall, an array of restaurants and a supermarket, all located on a three-floor podium.

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Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi

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This landmark development includes 189 spacious guest rooms and suites, 131 serviced residences, an array of signature restaurants, Sense – a Rosewood Spa, superb shopping and stunning views of the surrounding water and city.

The inspiration for the Handel Architects-designed tower, comes from the glistening Arabian Gulf and the vast desert that surrounds Abu Dhabi city. The 34-storey tower is a dramatic modern structure covered with reflective glass which was chosen for its daytime shimmer and its nighttime luminescence. The curvilinear architecture of the 470-foot-tall building is designed to suggest movement in this vibrant city, and the inspiration for the interiors of the hotel comes from the meeting of land and sea, desert and sky.

Rosewood is a Gold LEED certified building.

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The Emirates Palace Hotel

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Located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche on a 1 mile stretch of private beach, its palatial, yet traditional arabic architecture and sheer scale have made it one of the most iconic buildings in the UAE.

It has 394 ornate hotel rooms and luxury suites which are decorated with gold and marble, 114 domes and over 1000 chandeliers.

Facilities include 14 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a private marina and 85 hectares of landscaped gardens.

ACC was awarded the structures and finishes packages for the two winged, 400 room hotel and related covered parking and ramps. The structure works met a very tight schedule of fourteen months as it played a vital role for subsequent specialized contractors to commence their works. Our success on these packages translated into further awards to construct the Grand Arch, ancillary buildings, boundary wall, stone paving and landscaping works.

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Presidential Palace Abu Dhabi

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The Offices comprise of some 30,000m² of office space, reception and meeting rooms and dining areas with their associated kitchen and patio areas. A mosque is also built within the grounds.

The foundations are piled with reinforced concrete caps and ring beams and the superstructure, which includes a 26m diameter dome comprises an RC frame with PCC cladding to receive external marble.

Externally, the building is clad in carrara marble with entrance areas of marbles of different design and colours. Internally, the walls and floors are generally marble clad, with ceilings of an ornate design in fibrous plaster. The kitchen area is tiled throughout and fully equipped. The surrounding gardens are extensively planted and surrounded by a decorative boundary wall.

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Presidential Palace Qatar

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The structure was complex, with 26m high isolated columns forming the background of what was to become a most impressive atrium and 24m long post tensioned beams spanning the majlis and dining room, giving each an uninterrupted area of approximately 22m x 60m. Precast cladding included a Norwegian quartz aggregate.

The interior has book matched marble cladding to the walls and the atrium columns and staircases are surmounted by an 8m diameter chandelier of Moroccan design and construction. The majlis, dining room and presidential offices have ornate fibrous plaster ceilings with walls of similar construction or molded Burma teak. Doors and other joinery are hand-carved teak, and the carpets, which reflect the contours of the ceiling are hand-woven.

Furnishings are to individual specific designs and were manufactured in Europe and the Far East.

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