Aykon Tower

The towers lean towards each other framing the gateway to the city.

As the “gateway” to Dubai’s Downtown and Business Bay area, this prominent site required an elegant design, combining one residential tower {287m high, 66 floors), and one office tower, {326m high, 65 floors). Neighbouring the low-rise zoning on Sheikh Zayed Road before the site, the development further stands out as a ‘book-end’ to the Skyline of downtown Dubai, with an iconic silhouette.

The podium gradually merges into the tower, creating a seamless cohesion between the two elements, and the urban fabric. The fluid gesture is continued through the tower forms which lean towards each other framing the gateway to the city.

As the buildings elegantly turn, the distance between the buildings increase, and sea views and Safa Park views are maximised for high levels, above all the surrounding buildings. At lower levels, the orientation takes advantage of views towards Burj Khalifa, Downtown, and Burj Al Arab views, while minimising any overlooking from adjacent towers. Large cascading green terraces on the podium create a visual link between the building and Safa Park.

The podium- at lower floors- gracefully bends into the site revealing the lively heart of the project, and creating a very natural human scale entry sequence.