21st Century Tower
21st Century Tower Facts
21st Century Tower Description
The 21st Century Tower Apartments is a 55-story skyscraper along the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. The 21st Century Tower is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai and rises to 269m. The site on which the building now stands was an awkward rectangle with a corner cut away on one side.
To maximise the use of the cutaway corner on Sheikh Zayed Road Atkins incorporated a massing of drums on the corners to maximise the floor area whilst simultaneously rendering the chafed corner more aesthetically pleasing. The building essentially comprises two intersecting structures – the front and back.
High quality, resilient materials were used for the exterior in order to maintain the towers’ appearance. The choice of materials used serve both an aesthetic and functional purpose and are designed for long term preservation of the building’s exterior.
The Al Rostamani logo of three overlapping doves in flight was the inspiration for the feathered curve massing of the façade comprising silver and glass winged feathered elements which give the entire structure a monolithic appearance. The aluminium cladding was added for uniformity.
Features of the 21st Century Tower includes Fifty floors of two- and three-bedroom apartments, retail facilities on the ground and mezzanine floor, health and leisure facilities on the roof, a nine storey car park for 412 cars, two floors of which are occupied by building services.