Dubai’s DIFC: Works Begin on $1bn ICD Brookfield Place

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Overview:

Launched in March last year, ICD Brookfield new project — a 1.5 million square-foot office and retail development— aims to be finished in 2018. This project, the ICD Brookfield Place, is being developed by Brookfield Property Partners itself with the help of the Investment Corporation of Dubai, a state-owned institution.

ICD Brookfield Place:

This project has been designed by awarded company Foster + Partners, which is known for its innovative designs, which often apply integrated design techniques and a new concept on innovative architecture.

The ICD Brookfield Place’s development aims for a 53-storey tower, from which over 900,000 square-foot correspond to Grade A leasable office space. Foster + Partners have designed the top three levels of this office and retail development to contain exclusive sky view suites.

It will also count with an additional 5-storey towers, which contains around 150,000 square-foot in space, will be the place for shopping, fitness, private club and dining facilities. On the top level it will feature a beautiful open garden.

The principal 53-storey tower will be connected with the additional tower by pedestrian pathways. It is also designed to host 2,700 vehicles in its seven underground levels.

There is also space for entertainment and culture. The ICD Brookfield Place will feature a 18,000 square-foot and 31-metre-high public area, which will be the place for fine dining restaurants and selected cultural events.

This cultural entertainment area will be connected to DIFC gate precinct, by using a new minor links which will also include another open garden.

This is considered the beginning of the new era of constructions in Dubai International Financial Centre district, being one of the most prestigious at the moment. It has as one of its main goals to enhance the urban character of this important area, by featuring open places as an important part of the design.

According to ICD’s chief executive officer, Mohammed Al Shaibani, ICD Brookfield Place is going to enrich the Dubai International Financial Centre district, by strengthening its urban character.

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