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A masterplan has been unveiled for the Burj 2021 District, an upcoming megaproject set to include a skyscraper dubbed ‘the diamond of Dubai’ as well as retail, hospitality and residential spaces.
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) project will include seven towers spanning a built-up area of over 1 million square metres. Elements will include a single-use commercial tower, three residential towers and 100,000 square metres of retail space, DMCC said.
The centerpiece of the district, the Burj 2021 tower, will be designed by Adrian Smith and Gordin Gill (AS + GG), the architects behind the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia.
The tower is set to be “the diamond of Dubai”, Smith said. “It needed to have beautiful quality and character, with light bouncing off of it and a silhouette that changes as it goes up, and it all culminated into this form,” he added. […]