Dubai Shamal – Residences & Masterplan

A shamal is a summer northwesterly wind blowing over Iraq and the Persian Gulf, most often strong during the day, but decreasing at night. The Shamal meaning "North" in Arabic named for the prevailing wind in Dubai. The metaphor of the Shamal is the inspiration for this continuous, fluid form. The apartment building layout is highly efficient, gives optimal garden views to a vast majority of apartments, and provides strong iconic expression. Lastly, within the individual complex the geometry permits internal gardens essential in the many months of intense heat. The elongated buildings act as a protective wall against sandstorms, winds and provide shade. The scheme substantially reduces the building envelope, thus reducing cooling requirements and construction costs.

GFA: 1,420,000 SqFt 132,060 S. Meters
Net Leasable Area: 1,080,000 SqFt 100,440 S. Meters
Net to Gross Ratio: 76%
Number of Floors: G+3 / 4 / 4.5
Interior Gardens: 20,000 SqFt 1,860 S. Meters

Design Principal:
Bartholomew Voorsanger
Lead Design:
Martin Stigsgaard, Masayuki Sono
Ronald Reed
Design Team:
Peter Miller, Elizabeth McClure, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao,
Michael DaCosta, Robert Cui, Reema Pathek

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