Two-tower residential project in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis, Ribbon of Light, designed by UAE-based Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO), is now more than 50% complete.
Commenting on the project, ARACO general manager, Rahim Banizaman Lari, said: “In terms of design and function, this project will be an iconic landmark in an important area of Dubai. We are delighted by the progress we have made to date and look forward to continuing our successful collaboration with other project stakeholders over the coming weeks and months.”
Covering a total construction area of 128,083 sq.ft, the smaller of the two towers feature 238 studio apartments, three lifts, and a lobby. The larger of the two towers offers a combination of 240 one-bedroom apartments, 16 two-bedroom apartments, and 14 three-bedroom apartments. The upper storeys will feature 30 penthouse units, and the building will be serviced by six lifts across two lobbies. Across the entire development, 16 duplex apartments will be available.
The ground floor units across both towers will provide seven large leasable retail units with community facilities including two large swimming pools, two kids’ pools, two jacuzzis, and two large gymnasiums. The development will also feature 708 parking spaces.
With sustainability in mind, both buildings will be equipped with a chiller cooling system to reduce electricity consumption while maintaining optimum conditions for tenants and residents, compared to traditional air conditioning.
In line with Dubai’s strict new fire safety codes, introduced earlier this year, the towers will also be fitted with the latest Civil Defense requirements, as well as a security system connected directly to Dubai Police. Italian façade specialist, Zanetti, has been appointed to complete all façade, glass and cladding work, maintaining a high level of quality throughout.
Lari continued: “Both towers have been designed in a cylindrical shape to offer unrivaled views of the city skyline. This iconic structure, which will be visible for miles around is not only a landmark within Dubai Silicon Oasis, but will become a landmark development for Dubai, bringing new investment to a developing district in the emirate and adhering to Dubai’s strict new environmental, safety and fire regulations.”
Working with project contractors Gulf Contracting Company (GCC) and project owners Ribbon of Light Trading, ARACO has been appointed as project consultant leading design – including architectural engineering, structural engineering, and MEP Engineering in addition to supervision and maintenance.
Further, ARACO has obtained approval for all plans for the buildings and the necessary licenses from the relevant authorities in record time due to combined efforts of the design engineers at ARACO.