The Gate Towers, which received a CTBUH Excellence Award in 2013, allude to a future in which tall buildings appear at such density that many of the amenities of urban habitat on the ground can and should be replicated at height. While clearly symbolic as an ageless gesture of welcome to the broader Shams Abu Dhabi development, the towers also afford a sophisticated experience for inhabitants. The defining feature is the 300-meter-long, arcing skybridge that runs across the top of three towers, spanning 87 meters between the towers and cantilevering 45 meters from the easternmost tower. An engineering feat, the lifting of the Gate skybridge was the heaviest and highest ever attempted for a real-estate project to date. The lifting of each section took approximately three days at a speed of 18 meters per hour. The skybridge not only contains penthouses with indoor pools overlooking the city; elliptical oculi also punctuate the skybridge between the towers, creating additional drama inside and out. Meet the design team and management of this extraordinary project and learn about how it defines the vision of Shams Abu Dhabi.

 

Venue: The Gate Shams Abu Dhabi Complex
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates

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Thursday 25 October Schedule:

Morning Program
8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am Welcome
9:00 am Presentation 1
9:20 am Presentation 2
9:40 am Presentation 3
10:00 am Q&A
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Tour of The Gate Shams Abu Dhabi Complex
12:00 pm Delegates depart

 

About This Program Location

Sky Tower

Sky Tower

About Sky Tower

Sky Tower is the taller of two towers that rise alongside the monumental portico of The Gate project like welcoming torches (Sun Tower being the other). The façades of the towers are adorned with a series of crystals that sparkle in the sunlight. The elliptical shape reduces wind resistance and its perimeter columns provide a tube structure effect. Within the elliptical form the spaces are organized orthogonally. Certain rooms cantilever beyond the elliptical skin. From the exterior they form a series of vertical bands that emphasize the vertical thrust of the tower. From within they create a series of spaces that project into space. Giant bay windows become rooms in the sky; conference rooms, living rooms and executive offices with the ultimate three-sided corner condition.

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The Gate Residential Tower 1

The Gate Residential Tower 1

About The Gate Residential Tower 1

The Gate Towers consist of a series of towers that act as pillars beneath a curving lintel. This renders the effect of a monumental portal that defines the threshold to the Shams Abu Dhabi district, a newly-created land mass formed as an extension of the Central Business District on exposed tidal sands within a fringe of mangroves at approximately five to seven meters above sea level. The area is gradually developing at a high density and growing in prominence.

From a development standpoint, the concept was derived from two maxims: First, to make a statement of intent which is visible from the main part of the city; second, to form a gateway to the remaining sites within the Shams Abu Dhabi precinct on Reem Island.

This mixed-use residential project has a total of 3,533 luxury… Read More

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The Gate Residential Tower 2

The Gate Residential Tower 2

About The Gate Residential Tower 2

The Gate Towers consist of a series of towers that act as pillars beneath a curving lintel. This renders the effect of a monumental portal that defines the threshold to the Shams Abu Dhabi district, a newly-created land mass formed as an extension of the Central Business District on exposed tidal sands within a fringe of mangroves at approximately five to seven meters above sea level. The area is gradually developing at a high density and growing in prominence.

From a development standpoint, the concept was derived from two maxims: First, to make a statement of intent which is visible from the main part of the city; second, to form a gateway to the remaining sites within the Shams Abu Dhabi precinct on Reem Island.

This mixed-use residential project has a total of 3,533 luxury… Read More

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The Gate Residential Tower 3

The Gate Residential Tower 3

About The Gate Residential Tower 3

The Gate Towers consist of a series of towers that act as pillars beneath a curving lintel. This renders the effect of a monumental portal that defines the threshold to the Shams Abu Dhabi district, a newly-created land mass formed as an extension of the Central Business District on exposed tidal sands within a fringe of mangroves at approximately five to seven meters above sea level. The area is gradually developing at a high density and growing in prominence.

From a development standpoint, the concept was derived from two maxims: First, to make a statement of intent which is visible from the main part of the city; second, to form a gateway to the remaining sites within the Shams Abu Dhabi precinct on Reem Island.

This mixed-use residential project has a total of 3,533 luxury… Read More

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The Gate Residential Tower 4

The Gate Residential Tower 4

About The Gate Residential Tower 4

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Sun Tower

Sun Tower

About Sun Tower

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The Arc at Gate Towers

The Arc at Gate Towers

About The Arc at Gate Towers

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