Urban land will only become scarcer, and ever-more creative approaches will be necessary in order to return projects of lasting value and iconic power. Such is the case at One Za’abeel, where the development lot is split by an elevated highway. The solution – a dramatic multi-story skybridge linking two substantial towers together, over the highway, more than 25 stories in the air, forming a distinctive gateway and unifying the project as a whole. This conceptually simple diagram is not simple to execute in construction. Attendees of this program met the practitioners who are making it happen.

Venue: One Za’abeel
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates

NOTE: Part of this program took place in a construction area. Flat-soled, closed-toe shoes were required to join these parts of the program.

Construction Tour

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Tuesday 23 October Schedule:

The same program will ran in the morning and afternoon.

Morning Afternoon Program
8:30 am 2:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am 2:25 pm Welcome
9:00 am 2:30 pm
Presentation 1
9:20 am 2:50 pm Presentation 2
9:40 am 3:10 pm Presentation 3
10:00 am 3:30 pm Q&A
10:15 am 3:45 pm Coffee Break
10:45 am 4:15 pm Tour of One Za’abeel
12:00 pm 5:30 pm Delegates depart

About This Program Location

One Za'abeel Tower 1

About One Za'abeel Tower 1

The One Za’abeel development takes the idea of the “gateway” to a new level. The two towers, containing office functions (Tower 1, 330 meters) and residential / hotel functions (Tower 2, 235 meters), are positioned on either side of an elevated highway. A horizontal “Link” structure connects the two towers and proceeds past the edge of Tower 1 in a dramatic cantilever, providing additional structural stability as well as a signature event space. The Link, suspended 100 meters above the ground, offers a choice of attractions, including restaurants, lounges, cafes, bars, and observation deck, a gym, a spa, a pool, a banquet hall and a rooftop terrace.

The superstructure for the hotel and residential floors of both towers is comprised of a concrete core-and-outrigger system,… Read More

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