Foster + Partners has revealed designs for the Palm Flower, a striking residential building that will be located on the ‘trunk’ of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. This is the last remaining plot to be developed on the two-kilometre stretch of land, making it one of the most exclusive new addresses in the city.
Gerard Evenden, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, said: “The Palm Flower provides direct access to Dubai’s best beachfront venues and offers spectacular views of the coastline. The building takes the form of a blossoming palm flower. The rounded slab edges of the cantilevering balconies resemble layers of overlapping white petals. We are delighted to be working closely with AlphaGo Properties to realise this unique project.”
Residents access the double-height lobby via an elevated drop-off at the front of the building. This creates a sense of arrival and allows for uninterrupted views across the water. Private lifts take residents directly from the lobby to their own apartments which span the entire floorplate. The expansive living spaces are framed against a backdrop of sea and sky.
As residents step into their homes, the interior design transitions seamlessly from dark to light. The rich, dark colours and materials used in the basement, corridors and lifts act as a foil to the light-filled spaces at the tips of the petals. The main living spaces are double height, with glazed facades that open out to views of the Dubai Bay. The apartments feature a library at mezzanine level and a private pool on every balcony.
The basement provides dedicated spaces for residents to showcase their car collections, with bespoke lighting illuminating every vehicle. It also includes luxury lounge areas for entertaining guests and hosting motor display events.
Water features around the edge of the building are made from dark stone to enhance reflectivity. The reflection of the building’s white petals in the water makes it an integral part of the landscaping, which features local species.