Thursday, February 25, 2010

Orientation programme underway for first residents at Burj Khalifa

World's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, developed by Emaar Properties, is all set to welcome its first residents with orientation programme currently on the go, for home-owners of Armani Residences, located on the 9th to 16th storeys of the tower.

The interiors of the world-class, first-of-its-kind Armani Residences are in their final stages, while the completion works of The Residences are also making quick progress at the Burj Khalifa, revealed a statement by Emaar.

The hand-over of homes, begin with Armani Residences comprising 144 private apartments, designed personally by Giorgio Armani. This will be followed by Armani Hotel Dubai, which occupies the concourse to Level 8 and Levels 38 & 39.

The Residences, comprising 900 apartments, and The Corporate Suites, a collection of high-end offices, will be handed over to customers, beginning March. The handover programme will take anywhere between two to six months.

The Armani Residences have been developed under a joint-collaboration between Emaar and Giorgio Armani, personally designed by the fashion legend Giorgio Armani, while The Residences are designed by Nada Andric of Skidmore, the award-winning designer, Owings & Merril, the architects of the tower, Al Matrooshi said.

The design elements are based on the region’s heritage and interpret into spatial elements with traditional motifs and right selection of materials. Among the materials used are polished dark stones, glass, stainless steel, and Silver Travertine flooring, handmade rugs, Venetian stucco walls, intricate Brazilian Santos Rosewood, he said.

Al Matrooshi revealed that corridors and lobbies are adorned with luxurious finishes, local and international art pieces, specially commissioned for the corridor area, which reflect the overall interior design approach of upholding regional design elements.

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