LWK + Partners say they were "challenged" to work on the last plot in the prime development area of Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.
The Hong Kong-based practice's MENA studio completed a design package for 44-storey skyscraper Burj Crown.
With a backdrop of the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain and the emirate's opera house, the development will add 440 apartments with striking views to Dubai's housing supply.
"Urban sophistication with contemporary simplicity," was the primary goal of the design approach, says LWK's Kourosh Salehi, MENA design director.
This was conceived as “a punched masonry façade with monochrome panels articulated by cantilevered balconies, with metal edge detailing to provide robust and ageless elegance."
Commercial units and the entrance lobby of the building have been detailed using crafted materials and edge treatments. In contrast, the functionality of the podium has been reflected by the rational use of simple geometry and robust materials and detailing.
A prominent feature is the six-storey landscaped Leisure Deck on the podium providing social and outdoor amenities for the residents and their guests.
Despite supply concerns, says the firm, the project is on track for competition in October 2023.
Interior designers for the tower and its public areas are Dubai-based studio H2R Design.
The practice is working on the lobby, amenity areas (gym and multi purpose room), corridors, lift lobbies, as well as all of the one, two and three-bedroom apartments.
An identity primarily driven from the project’s location in Dubai's slick Downtown area, the interior design style is an elaboration of an 'urban chic interior,' where the interior architecture is quite edgy yet refined.
To achieve this, H2R Design used a sobre colour palette with a fusion of brass, grey and metallic ocher hues creating a rich and subtle architectural envelope.
As we can see from the image above, the interior design is further elaborated with clean and linear geometries to shell harmoniously with the soft and gentle furnishings that create a convivial and inviting space.