DIFC - Central Park, The Gate & The Precinct Buildings
The DIFC Gate & Precinct Buildings represent façade detailing at its finest.
Medium-Rise, Commercial, Mixed-Use
Client / Developer
Architect / Consultant
The Gate and The Precinct Buildings: RMJM
Central Park: Hopkins Architects / Hyder Consulting
The Gate and The Precinct Buildings: Nasa Multiplex
Central Park: Arabtec Construction LLC
The Gate and The Precinct Buildings: 13,825 sqm
Central Park: 120,000 sqm
Scope of Work
Design, supply, manufacture and installation of façades for The Gate and The Precinct Buildings:
Unitised / Stick Curtain Walling 13,825 sqm
Design, supply, manufacture and installation of façades for Central Park:
Unitised Curtain Walling 120,000 sqm
Central Park: Office Tower 45 floors
CP- Residential Tower: 47 floors
DIFC Gate : 15
Central Park Office Tower: 219.9 Meters
CP Residential Tower: 243 Meters
DIFC Gate: 80 Meters
Date of Award
The Gate and The Precinct Buildings: 2002
Central Park: 2007
Date of Completion
The Gate and The Precinct Buildings: 2004
Central Park: 2008
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is one of the world’s most advanced financial centers, and the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA), which comprises 72 countries with an approximate population of 3 billion and a nominal GDP of US$ 7.7 trillion.
Al Abbar Group provided a unitised curtain wall system with integrated top hung windows and structural glazed units.
These were tested as per CWCT clause with the pressure of 600 Pascals for Air and Water tightness, with Wind resistance up to 4,5 kph, Dynamic Water-tightness, seismic test, wind resistance safety test, and finally BMU Load test and soft impact test.
The podium glazing is built up in architectural T- steel mullions and transoms with add-on EPDM gaskets.
Large glass units were included that are installed with specially designed non-visible shoe brackets to carry dead loads and stainless steel toggles fixed onto framing to take wind- and live loads.