One Za'abeel Tower 1

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Height: To Tip
330 m / 1,083 ft
Height: Architectural
330 m / 1,083 ft
One Za'abeel Tower 1 Outline
Floors Above Ground


Official Name One Za'abeel Tower 1
Name of Complex One Za'abeel
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Al Majlis Street
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Reinforced Concrete
Proposed 2014
Construction Start 2016
Completion 2021

Companies Involved

Owner Investment Corporation of Dubai
Developer Irtha Dubai
Architect of Record WSP
Structural Engineer
Design WSP
Peer Review Aurecon
Project Manager Mace Limited
Main Contractor ALEC
Material Supplier
• Steel ArcelorMittal

About One Za'abeel Tower 1

The One Za’abeel development takes the idea of the “gateway” to a new level. The two towers, containing office functions (Tower 1, 330 meters) and residential / hotel functions (Tower 2, 235 meters), are positioned on either side of an elevated highway. A horizontal “Link” structure connects the two towers and proceeds past the edge of Tower 1 in a dramatic cantilever, providing additional structural stability as well as a signature event space. The Link, suspended 100 meters above the ground, offers a choice of attractions, including restaurants, lounges, cafes, bars, and observation deck, a gym, a spa, a pool, a banquet hall and a rooftop terrace.

The superstructure for the hotel and residential floors of both towers is comprised of a concrete core-and-outrigger system, which allows different column grids for each function. The system is based on a 3-meter module. The Link structure is a perimeter diagonal tube, with sufficient vertical and torsional stiffness and strength, so as to provide column-free space on its upper level.

The podium inclines from ground level to the roof, and is abundantly crowned with greenery and water bodies. The lobby of the hotels and serviced apartments is located on the lower levels of the slope, with welcoming views over water features, greenery, and the Link above. The top surface of the podium is richly landscaped, covering the entrances and drop-offs with shade.

Research Papers

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV

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