Above: Burj 2020 District will be a mixed-use district providing commercial. Image: Emirates|24.
While it remains the world’s biggest secret, at least now we know who will design what is to become one of world’s tallest buildings by 2020.
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) have announced that Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) will design “Burj 2020”, billed to be the world's tallest commercial tower and a major part of the masterplan for Dubai’s new Burj 2020 District.
The DMCC also announced that construction on the tower will begin in 2015 but are yet to release any drawings of the design. So far, all that has been announced is that the tower will be constructed from steel, will not be a spire shape, will have a360 degree observation deck on the topmost floor of the tower and won’t be far off from the height of Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.
Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC, also explains that the tower will have an inside out construction focus.
“The tower will be built inside out,” he explains in interview with Emirates 24|7.
“Efficiency is the key, as we want the tower to be the most efficient high rise in the world."
AS+GG, who are also responsible for the design of Kingdom Tower which is currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will work with global architecture firm Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) who has been charged with delivering the masterplan of the DMCC Business Park. The park will comprise over 12,000sqm of retail and low-rise commercial space, a high-end hotel, sports facilities, large park areas and multi-storey car parking.