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Nikken To Design Luxury 172m Reem Tower

Unveiled at Cityscape Global, the 44-story building in Al Reem Island features 337 residential apartments

Leading Japanese architectural and urban design firm Nikken Sekkei and UAE-based National Bonds Corporation (NBC) have unveiled Reem Tower, a super luxury residential tower in Abu Dhabi, at this year’s Cityscape Global, currently taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre until Wednesday 13th September.

The 44-story tower will be situated at the north east of Marina Square, the premium waterfront development set on an area of 1.2 million square metres, the first phase of the iconic multi-billion dollar project, Reem Island. The tower will reach almost 172m into the Abu Dhabi skyline and have a built-up area of 87,075m2 with parking for 500 cars.

Regional Director of Nikken Sekkei, Dr Fadi Jabri, said: “The project win is testament to Nikken’s comprehensive approach to design, which includes vital contributions from our highly specialized companies, Nikken Housing Systems and Nikken Space Design, in creating this beautiful bespoke, five-star development.

“Nikken Sekkei and its group of companies will be responsible for the architectural design, interior design and landscape design. We will create a luxury iconic tower in an iconic area of Abu Dhabi, which bears all the hallmarks of our strong company ethos, with sustainability very much at the forefront.”

Work on the tower is expected to start next year. It will include 216 two-bedroom apartments (129m2-140m2); 117 three-bedroom apartments (162m2-173m2); and two four-bedroom apartments (256m2).

Reem Tower will encompass a swimming zone with stunning infinity swimming pool, jacuzzi, kids’ pool, water deck, dry deck and lounge. A garden zone will include a kids’ playground, yoga/exercise lawn, garden, pavilion and green corridor. It will also have a fully equipped gymnasium, squash court and sauna.

NBC CEO Mohammed Qasim Al Ali, said: “This is our first project with Nikken Group. We chose this leading Japanese design firm for their track record of producing high quality projects. This, coupled with their exceptional vision, makes Nikken Group the perfect partner to deliver such a design.”

Al Reem Island is a natural island which sits 300 metres off the north-eastern coast of Abu Dhabi city. The development is connected to the emirate by two bridges and is located 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.


Al Ali added: “Because Reem Tower is situated in one of the first freezones in Abu Dhabi, we expect it to be very popular with foreign investors, who will view the development as an attractive investment leasehold.”

Explaining the concept behind Reem Tower, Masakazu Kimura, Senior Executive officer of Nikken Sekkei, said: “We looked to create beautiful symmetries shaping a clean and harmonious design, luminous halls facing calm and peaceful gardens and views; luxurious apartments that elevate spirit, amenities and public spaces that are like a lullaby to the senses.

“We conceived Reem Tower as a Japanese present to the city, where peace of mind, well-being and relaxation come together as one word: ‘Yasuragi’.”

Reem Tower is being showcased alongside a number of other reginal and international projects by Nikken Sekkei at stand no. SAG30 at Cityscape Global, Dubai World Trade Centre, September 11-13. 

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