The groundbreaking of ICD Brookfield Place, a 1.5 million square foot office and retail development located in the Dubai International Financial Centre district (DIFC), was announced this week.
The mixed-use development designed by Foster + Partners includes a 53-storey tower that comprises over 900,000-square-feet of Grade A lettable office space adjacent to a 150,000-square-foot retail centre with shopping, dining, fitness, and private club facilities. Three executive sky view suites at the top of the office tower feature multiple terraces and an open garden with uninterrupted views of Burj Khalifa.
The office tower and retail building will be connected by several pedestrian pathways and a 31-metre-high, 18,000-square-foot landscaped public realm that will showcase a range of arts and cultural events. The public garden and a new retail connection will link the food emporium and public realm at ICD Brookfield Place to the existing DIFC gate precinct.
ICD Brookfield Place is expected to be completed by late 2018.
Grant Brooker, Senior Executive Partner, Fosters + Partners:
“The beginning of construction at ICD Brookfield Place marks the next phase of one of Dubai's most prestigious developments at the DIFC. We were honoured to be chosen by ICD Brookfield to design a project that we believe will become a new social focus for Dubai, combining world class office space with a major civic plaza. Our aim is to enhance the urban character of the DIFC, putting public spaces at the very heart of the design. The new office tower – on target to achieve a LEED Gold rating – is shaped to reflect the sunlight, and is surrounded by a rich mix of easily accessible terraced spaces, that create a vibrant and lively extension to the DIFC.”
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