DMCC appoints Rockwell Group to work on super tall tower in Uptown Dubai

DMCC has selected New York-based architecture and design firm Rockwell Group to be the interior architect of a super tall tower in its Uptown Dubai development. The as yet unnamed tower is one of two super tall towers that will anchor the 10m sqft project, which is being developed by DMCC.

Six global bidders were shortlisted for the project, with the final nod going to the Rockwell Group. DMCC says the firm’s scope of work includes the design of the tower’s premium 5-star hotel and branded residences.

“We are excited to work with Rockwell Group to create a breath-taking experience with global appeal, and what will become one of Uptown Dubai’s two iconic super tall towers. Their global experience in bringing futuristic concepts and innovative designs to life will lift Uptown Dubai’s energetic vibe and design to new heights. It’s an exciting time for design in Dubai,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC.

Once complete, the luxury tower will feature luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restaurants, health spas, conference facilities, grade A commercial space and 237 branded residences.

David Rockwell, founder and president, Rockwell Group added, “We are excited and honored to be a part of the creation of the new Uptown Dubai district. We look forward to working closely with DMCC to create a modern, luxurious and innovative hotel and residences that celebrate the vision of Uptown Dubai.”

DMCC began construction of its Uptown Dubai District in September last year. The mixed-use destination features seven towers resting on seven levels of podium and will include more than 10m sq/ft of grade A commercial and residential space, over 200 retail and F&B outlets, approximately 3,000 residences, a central entertainment plaza and luxury hotels. 

Uptown Dubai will be anchored by two super tall towers designed by architects Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill from Chicago. The district’s main podium sits 28 meters above ground and features a two-level central plaza, which will be larger than New York Times Square.

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