Al Reem Island gets 172m Reem Tower
Renowned Japanese architectural and urban design firm Nikken Sekkei and UAE-based National Bonds Corporation (NBC) have unveiled at this year’s Cityscape Global Reem Tower, a super luxury residential tower in Abu Dhabi.
The 44-story tower will be situated at the north east of Marina Square, the premium waterfront development set on an area of 1.2 million sqm, the first phase of the iconic multi-billion dollar project, Reem Island.
The tower will reach almost 172m into the Abu Dhabi skyline and have a built-up area of 87,075sqm with parking for 500 cars.
Regional Director of Nikken Sekkei, Dr Fadi Jabri, said: ““We will create a luxury iconic tower in an iconic area of Abu Dhabi…with sustainability very much at the forefront.”
Work on the tower is expected to start next year. It will include 216 two-bedroom apartments (129sqm-140sqm); 117 three-bedroom apartments (162sqm-173sqm); and two four-bedroom apartments (256sqm).
Al Reem Island is a natural island which sits 300 metres 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.
NBC CEO Mohammed Qasim Al Ali, said: “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 conceived Reem Tower as a Japanese present to the city, where peace of mind, well-being and relaxation come together as one word: ‘Yasuragi’.”