The world’s tallest residential building is planned to be the new Binghatti skyscraper in Dubai. While doing so, the developer created the term “hyper-tower.”
For the initiative, Binghatti has partnered with Jacob & Co, a high-end jewellery and watch company.
“What Binghatti has done in real estate, by creating a brand through a distinct design philosophy and architectural identity is very similar to what Jacob & Co has done in the world of jewelry and horology”, said Muhammad Binghatti, CEO and Head of Architecture of Binghatti.
The new tower will be located in Business Bay, and it will have more than 100 storeys.
At 472.4 metres, the Central Park Tower in New York is now the tallest entirely residential building in existence. Existing towers in Dubai that fit a similar profile are the Princess Tower, which stands at 414 metres, and 23 Marina, which stands at 392.75 metres.
The alliance with Jacob & Co. will reflect in the new tower’s design aesthetics. “We took inspiration from the complex horological movements that beat in Jacob & Co timepieces and we integrated them into the key elements of the tower,” said Binghatti. “The diamond-shaped spires sitting at the peak of the tower are reminiscent of an actual crown, an ornament of unique finesse inspired by the design of Jacob & Co’s finely cut gems. This is the apex of the luxury narrative in this evocative construction, a signature feature that add further grandeur to the city’s skyline.”
Dubai already has a tower with a watchmaker’s branding – the Rolex Tower on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Design aesthetics inspired by jewellery
Binghatti has checked that particular box in accordance with the demand trends that are already in place and those that will emerge for ultra-luxury penthouses in Dubai. There will be five penthouses at the tower and draws a direct line to Jacob & Co.’s legacy in watch- and jewellery.
Three different styles of penthouses will be available, each named after a signature Jacob & Co. timepiece: Fleurs De Jardin, Astronomia, and Billionaire. The same factors will have an impact on the collection of penthouse interior designs.
A ‘Billionaire Penthouse’ will be the ‘hyper-tower’s jewel in the crown.” said Jacob Arabo, Chairman and Creative Director of Jacob & Co.. “This collaboration is a new way for us to apply our motto – Inspired by the impossible. It’s a commitment to break boundaries and push past limits. Our driving force is ingenuity and originality.”
New tallest records in sight
A developer in Dubai has already set his sights on a new height record; the CIEL project in Dubai Marina will be the world’s tallest hotel building. The Uptown Tower in the JLT region and Deyaar’s Regalia in Business Bay are two further extremely tall buildings currently under construction. On Shaikh Zayed Road, the Sobha company just opened a landmark high-rise, and Azizi has purchased a prominent parcel of land along the same stretch of road with the declared goal of building something “Dubai has never seen before.”
In Dubai, there is a growing demand for all kinds of luxurious housing options. This Monday, MAG for Life revealed the existence of a collection of mansions under the Ritz-Carlton name, each with a Dh177 million price tag.