DMCC kickstarts Burj 2020 District master-plan design competition

2015 set as ground breaking target for DMCC’s new commercial district

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DMCC’s competition for designing the new Burj 2020 District is underway. Four global firms are vying for the contract of designing a master-plan for the project, which will also include the world’s tallest commercial tower, Burj 2020, expected to break ground in 2015. DMCC officials have said smart technology and elements will be a key feature of the development.

“The masterplan design competition is the next natural step of the development,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of DMCC. “We have selected four of the world’s top creative, specialised firms to design a master-plan for the Burj 2020 District.

“Smart solutions will be a principle feature of our new development, affording higher levels of efficiency and urban sustainability a pre-requisite for the global business community of the future,” he continued.

DMCC had, in July 2013, announced it would construct the world’s tallest commercial tower in light of its free-zone expansion plans. This tower was later named Burj 2020 to commemorate Dubai’s victorious bid to host the World Expo 2020.

Burj 2020 District is a part of DMCC’s plan to attract companies with commercial properties that offer additional benefits, such as single ownership and contiguous commercial office space. The district will be located close to Dubai’s metro stations; cargo facilities; ports; and airports, including the Al Maktoum International Airport.

The scope of the master-plan includes the creation of traffic flow and transport solutions to ensure mobility for users of the District.

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