Leading Japanese architectural and urban design firm Nikken Sekkei and UAE-based National Bonds Corporation have unveiled Reem Tower, a super luxury residential tower in Abu Dhabi, at the Cityscape Global exhibition, which opened in Dubai today.

The 44-storey tower will be designed by Nikken Sekkei. It will be situated at the north east of Marina Square, the premium waterfront development set on an area of 1.2 million sq meters, the first phase of the iconic multi-billion dollar project, Reem Island. The tower will reach almost 172 m into the Abu Dhabi skyline and have a built-up area of 87,075 sq m 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 specialised 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, 117 three-bedroom apartments and two four-bedroom apartments.

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.

Al Reem Island is a natural island which sits 300 m 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.”

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. The exhibition will run till September 13.

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The Luxury man. Watches, cars, diamonds, boats & other shining stuff is what´s keeping Michael alive. A shallow man that thinks the outside is more important than the inside. But still a good guy…. we think.

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