Cité Administrative

By Rashid Khreiss,

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has successfully secured the contract to execute “Cité Administrative” project in Calavi, Benin.

 

The project spans across a vast, 40-hectare site, featuring a total built-up area of approximately 94,000m2.  The scope of work encompasses construction of 16 administrative buildings, each consisting of a ground floor and three additional floors.  Additionally, the project includes other essential amenities such as a restaurant, conference center, medical center, three maquis (food courts), as well as auxiliary buildings comprising of three electrical transformers and generator rooms and a guard house.  Notably, the contract scope also covers external road works (hardscape), landscaping and water features to enhance the overall appeal of the site.

 

The project features an impressive architectural design with the 16 buildings symmetrically arranged on both sides of a tree-lined pedestrian axis.  To ensure a pleasant transition between the buildings, a meandering concrete ribbon gracefully traverses the site, reminiscent of a nearby river.  This feature provides a shaded and cool pathway connecting each building.  The buildings themselves are organized into eight offset bands, featuring a minimalist and elegant aesthetics. Perimeter walkways equipped with vertical concrete slats act as sunshades, offering protection and a unique architectural touch.  All buildings are oriented north-south, with thoughtfully distributed parking spaces to the east and west of each structure.

 

As we embark on this significant, landmark project, we look forward to leveraging our expertise and experience to deliver a remarkable project that not only meets the client’s expectations but also contributes to the development of Calavi, Benin.

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World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi

By Subhi Kussad,

Its construction is generally recognised as the largest building contract awarded in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The award-winning 92-storey residential tower, The Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid,  is 382 m high and is the tallest building in Abu Dhabi.   It offers 474 apartments and penthouses, with some of the best sea and city views across Abu Dhabi.  It was named “6th Best new skyscraper in 2014” by Emporis and was the 2015 winner of the “Best Tall Building in the Middle East and Africa” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

The office tower reaches 59 storeys with 72,000 m² of prime office space. Unique sky offices offer unparalleled panoramic views of the city. These are equipped with an innovative ventilated facade, especially coated to reflect infrared-solar radiation

The smallest tower,  at 16 storeys, houses the 4* Courtyard by Marriott hotel with 195 rooms.

The mall has 160 outlets spread over 60,000 m² and is home to a selection of international fashion brands, casual dining outlets, an 8 screen cinema and over 5000 m² of terraces and rooftop gardens.

 

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Spira

By Subhi Kussad,

It will offer two luxury hotels, premium and luxury retail brands, offices and 13-floors of serviced residences and apartments.

The tower will have a helipad, an observatory deck, an exclusive clubhouse, high-tech and high-speed elevators and boast a panoramic view of the Okhla bird sanctuary.

Other highlights include indoor swimming pools, a children’s play area, a business lounge, rooftop gardens, a gymnasium, a professional sound studio and a cigar lounge and library.

The Supernova Development is a pioneering LEED platinum certified, mixed-use development featuring five towers rising from the banks of the Yamuna river. All five towers interface with a spectacular podium level space that features verdant gardens and attractive platforms.

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Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi

By Subhi Kussad,

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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World One, Mumbai

By Subhi Kussad,

This development, consisting of 3 residential towers, will house 300 super luxury homes including 3 and 4 bedroom residences, high end individual luxury villas with private pools and state of the art duplex “World Mansions”. The 41st floor will be a refuge (open space) which will be used in case of emergencies.

Leisure facilities include a 3 level 1,858m² clubhouse and spa, a 7,432m² sports club and more than 200,000 sq. ft. of lushly landscaped areas for the residents.

The development will also include an 18,000m² elevated park and an observation lounge positioned 305 metres (1,000 feet) above the ground providing an unhindered view of the Arabian Sea and the cityscape.
Ample car parking will be provided (basement and 6 levels of podium car parking).

The development is considered to be high on eco friendliness as it aims for a Gold LEED Certification. An efficient rain water harvesting plant will be set-up to reduce water consumption by almost half and the other green measures will see the use of solar energy saving around 40% of electricity consumption. The building also boasts of a waste segregation and recycling plant.

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Msheireb Downtown Doha

By accadmin,

Phase 1 of the project involved the redevelopment of four Heritage Buildings, the Jumaa Mosque and the Eid Prayer Ground as well as landscaping of the Diwan Amiri Quarter.

The four heritage buildings have been restored and turned into museums, including a traditional adobe courtyard house known as the Mohammed bin Jassim House – originally the house of the son of the founder of modern Qatar.

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Masdar Institute 1 B

By Subhi Kussad,

The Masdar Institute 1B project involved the construction of the campus to house the Institute’s graduate program. The program is run in conjunction with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the US and hopes to be the cornerstone forum for research, business and creativity in renewable technology.

Designed by Foster & Partners, the campus includes three residential buildings with 222 1-bedroom apartments; four additional lab buildings and an iconic multi-level, multi-use sports hall/auditorium with a pool and gym facilities.

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Masdar Institute Courtyard Offices

By accadmin,

Designed by Foster & Partners, The Courtyard Office is a landmark office building targeted as the HQ for the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (and its various project units which require office space) and a high-end business centre. It also offers private/institutional office space for selected companies and organisations.

The building is built from an elevated podium structure and features three individual segments covering two plots, connected by bridges.

The scope of works included shell and core office building, inclusive of lobbies, cores, MEP equipment & facilities and unfurnished office/retail space.

The MEP design required innovative mixed mode ventilation, radiant cooling, natural lighting, solar power generation and building management systems.

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Park Place, Dubai

By Subhi Kussad,

The building has 60 floors (71,000m²), of which the lower 18 floors are reserved for offices and the remaining 42 are for residents. The building, was fitted with a special climate façade to limit the costs of energy for cooling the building.

The project also included the construction of a multi-storey car park (19,000m²), which is connected to the tower by a 46m-long steel structure bridge (200m²).

Park Place was executed in joint venture with Higgs & Hill (Interbeton), Dubai.

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