The Address Harbour Point
High-Rise, Commercial, Mixed-Use
Client / Developer
Architect / Consultant
KEO International Consultants
Scope of Work
Design, supply, manufacture and installation of the façades:
Aluminium Unitised Curtain Walling 200,000 sqm
T1: 237.4 Meters
T2: 279 Meters
Date of Award
Date of Completion
Creating a visual gateway to Dubai Creek Harbour, its 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments are serviced by the renowned Address Hotels. All surrounded by countless retail, entertainment and cultural experiences on the waterfront. Ideally positioned on the tip of Creek Island and only steps away from the shimmering waters, Address Harbour Point occupies a prime location within Dubai Creek Harbour.
Al Abbar Group is known for providing bespoke solutions and this led us to be awarded this new landmark project set right on the waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek. The Address Harbour Point features two-towers; a hotel and residences offering luxurious suites with stunning views. The tower is composed of different façade elements such as fully glazed units, operable windows, doors, aluminium “Flute” feature, balcony soffit cladding and glass balustrades.
The “Oval-Shaped” tower is enclosed by approximately 120 to 124 segmented panels per floor, however as the tower reaches the upper area, the number of panels begins to decrease since every floor is stepping inside which defines the state-of-the-art “Crown” at the roof. In addition, the aluminium flute feature is further emphasized by the light fixture integrated into the system which is located in different positions. Particularly challenging was the double arc curves of the “Weaving Flute feature” that passed through 2-to-3-unit panels located at the double-height mechanical floor zone acting as transition panels. These Weaving flute assemblies were installed on-site as an individual unit.
From the geometry conditions to the structural constraints on the façade elements requirement, this proved to be a highly complex project. Every panel is uniquely fabricated from3 sets of unitized curtain wall mullion profiles to accommodate the various angles. Stiffener and glass bite sealant requirements on hot spot areas were fully optimized to ensure adequacy due to varying wind load pressures.
Another challenge was to lift the balcony soffit cladding as one unit had the approximate dimensions of 3.3M wide x 2.8M deep X 0.8M high. This was achieved by limiting the steel framing weight and the usage of aluminium composite cladding. This gave an advantage to our site team allowing for an easier installation method that in parallel offered a faster mass production.