There is no stopping Dubai’s frantic construction boom, and Atkins, the largest multidisciplinary consultancy in Europe, is not one to miss a part of the action. The company has recently revealed concept designs for the new Trump International Hotel and Tower, which is going to be the centrepiece of the Golden Mile residential and retail exclusive boulevard. A single glimpse leaves no doubt that the luxury building with its sharp glazed tips will set the standards for the whole area’s development.
The project is coordinated by local developers Nakheel and will be located on one of the area’s much talked-about man-made islands off the west coast of Dubai, the tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah, which aims to be one of the world’s prime resorts.
The complex itself is a breathtaking 60-storey building composed essentially of two asymmetrical halves forming a gateway to the island. The stainless steel, glass and stone faaded arch-like structure includes a 300-room five-star hotel, 400 residential apartments, boutique offices, retail, gym and spa, restaurants and of course, access to their very own private beach.