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Hotel, office and residential leaning towers

Dubai, UAE

Principal  while at Woods Bagot London

350,000 sqm (3,766,000 sqft) GFA

Competition 2006

Signature Towers (formerly known as Dancing Towers) was a proposal for a three-tower, mixed-use complex in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates. It was designed by Iraqi born architect Zaha Hadid after winning an international design competition which included proposals from OMA and Reiser & Umemoto among others. The developers were Dubai Properties, the company responsible for the earlier Jumeirah Beach Residence. Apart from these three towers, the project also included a new building to house the Dubai Financial Market, a large podium containing retail space and a pedestrian bridge crossing the creek extension.

I worked with the ZHA team to develop the initial interior schemes for all 4 buildings including researching and developing the trading floor of the future which included public trading areas.

Unfortunatley the developer had multiple projects under construction and then the GFC diminished any chances of the project being built.

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