Gensler to design Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Two towers to be built within existing perimeter of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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By  Conrad Egbert Published  September 16, 2006

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has selected international architect, Gensler, to design a 140,000m2 campus within its existing headquarters. Consisting primarily of two towers (27 and 21 storeys high), as well as a multi purpose hall, car parking and a bridge link to the main chamber, the scheme will act as a destination hub for DCCI’s 79,000 members, allowing new companies to take office space in the building, and offer support to the organisation with new business facilities. Work on site is expected to start in the first quarter of 2007 and tenders have not yet been sent out for the contract. “This building, combined with an efficient site-planning strategy, creates a cohesive DCCI identity and address, reflecting the organisation’s stature and adding value to its core services. It represents a long-term solution and will set the regional benchmark for new buildings to come”, said project director, Philip Gillard. The new scheme aims to give the DCCI a marketable property that will help reinforce its brand in a competitive market. To maximise letting potential, services and support functions are located outside the prime floor-plate allowing easy subdivision into smaller 93m2 tenancies or lettings of 1,858m2. The building will be constructed using energy efficient materials, minimising life cycle of maintenance costs. Gensler is a global architecture, design, planning, and consulting firm. It has 2,400 employees and 32 offices worldwide, including Dubai. Some of the firm’s recent projects in the Middle East include the DIFC master plan, the Gate Building, the new Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai and the new headquarters for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

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