Burki
Chair: Afaf Burki
Director, Marketing, Select Group
Felino Palafox, Jr.

Felino Palafox, Jr.

Principal Architect - Urban Planner, Palafox Associates
“Urban Future: Planning the City of Dubai, 1977-1981”
Marina Gate II, © Select Group

The Dubai Marina, a master-planned development around a man-made channel, is home to the world’s tallest residential block. It includes no fewer than 10 residential buildings of 200 meters or greater, four of which are supertalls (300 meters and higher). Across the street, several more supertall residential towers rise. This program analyzed the phenomenon, and toured Marina Gate Towers and their surrounding urban area.

Venue: Marina Gate II
Capacity: 30-40 Delegates

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Tuesday 23 October Schedule:

The same program 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 Marina Gate II and other buildings within the city block.
12:00 pm 5:30 pm Delegates depart


About This Program Location

Marina Gate II

About Marina Gate II

The second phase within the Residences at Marina Gate complex, Marina Gate II is the tallest building within a trio of towers standing beside the Dubai Marina waterfront. The three towers are connected through a terraced, multi-level podium featuring villas, recreational amenities and over 135,000 square meters of retail space aligned to The Marina Walk, a pedestrian promenade encircling the extensive man-made waterway passing through the center of the namesake high-rise district.

The three reinforced concrete towers feature floor slab edges extending beyond glass curtain wall facades to form a series of large balconies, accented by vertical and horizontal fins enhancing the visual texture of the building exteriors. Each of the three towers stand more than 200 meters above the east… Read More

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