The Address Beach Resort

The Address Beach Resort

Lieu
Dubai - United Arab Emirates | View Map
Année du projet
2020
Catégorie
Hôtels
NATELEE COCKS

The Address Beach Resort

KCA International en tant que Architectes d'intérieur.

Draped by the Arabian Gulf on one side and the Avant-grade Dubai cityscape on the other, the Address Beach Resort is a haven for connoisseurs of beachfront luxury from all around the world.Standing within the popular Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) neighborhood,the hotel features two twin towers, connected by the world’s tallest inhabited skybridge.

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

The 77 floor hotel houses 217 guest rooms and suites, ranging from deluxe rooms, all the way to the spacious three-bed Presidential Suite.Address Beach Resort is where the invigorating energy of the surrounding metropolis uplifts the allure of a premium resort-style lifestyle: a new era of breathtaking beachfront living.The sophisticated contemporary design is appealing for millennials, expats, and young couples… while the plush light décor and schemes make the hotel home for families and local residentsand an ideal staycation escape. 

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

The varied range ofF&B venues at the hotel reflects the aim to diversify the hotel guests, suiting their interests. The hotel houses traditional outlets along with trendy hot spot cocktail bar & lounge and a relaxing beach lounge.The hotel incorporates an exciting mix of texture and colour to create breathtaking design features.  Rough limestone, warm wood textures and contrasting dark metal details present dramatic finishes.  The attention to finer details including KCA custom designed furniture in all the public spaces adds to the overall sophisticated and spacious feel of the hotel.A modern and contemporary development, this is the first Address property located on the beach in the prime JBR area. 

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

This new beachfront development integrates a hotel branded by premium luxury five-star Address Hotels & Resorts, fully serviced apartments, and luxury residences within an iconic 77-storey architectural marvel.The thrilling atmosphere of Downtown Dubai had to be brought to the sunny shores of JBR, to embody theAddress brand as elegant, fashionable, and chic.The project briefwas to bring the chic urban feel of Downtown Dubai, to this more leisure-orientated part of the city creating “a combination of the high fashion culture in Downtown with the leisure component found across the emirate’s beach destinations.”

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

The interiors of The Address Hotels & Resorts are always warm and inviting in feel, radiating contemporary elegance that utilizes earth tone colours.  This is consistent throughout the properties and a very important hallmark of the Brand.  Consistency was critical in order to provide guests with the level of comfort and product quality they associate with the Address Hotels & Resorts property.Another important element of the brief was to design the interiors to reflect the Residential nature of The Address Hotels & Resorts product.The design direction for this unique beach resort property can be best described by key words – Sophisticated, Timeless Beauty, Freshness, Simplicity, Elegance.

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

The inspiration came from the spectacular views and had to creatively translate the ethos of living a luxurious life by the sea. During initial construction, drones were used to document the changing form of the building but this also captured the amazing range of coloursof the sea and sky.  We used neutral colours from the sand and enlivened them with splashes of marine blues, teal and green that had been captured by the drone as on any particular day, this beachfront property changes colours many times.A spectacular duo of interconnected towers that redefine the Jumeirah skyline, with their 310-metretall stature, Address Jumeirah Resort and Spa presents a refreshing new paradigm of breathtaking beachfront living in one of the world’s most coveted resort destinations, Jumeirah Beach Residence. 

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

The towers’ form is an ellipse in plan, with a void at the center that serves to increase natural light exposure and views towards the Palm, JBR beach and the infinite horizon. In essence, the building functions as two towers, with separate cores, that are connected at the base for the lobby and at the top for the penthouses and sky lofts. While the original brief called for two separate towers, the architects analyzed the fragmented skyline of the neighboring Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers and decided on a timeless shape to elegantly complete the end of the beachfront.The building also includes what is now famously known to be the highest infinity pool in the world at 293.9 meters high.

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

The resort destination additionally includes lush landscaping as well as additional pools and pedestrian connectivity to the neighborhood. The landscape podium is designed in a way that appears to peel off the building across multiple levels like a nautilus shell, fanning out into the beach – and is then broken down into green terraces, restaurants and pools that cascade into one another. This allows a relaxed resort environment, offering a series of various experiences and perspectives.The main design challenge was the building’s oval shape, which affected the types of hotel guestrooms, serviced apartments, and residences, that topped over 54 different layouts to accommodate the unique curves of the building.As well as the curves of the building, a standard hotel corridor would be located along the central, horizontal axis of the building – a connection cutting through the direct middle of the building.  However thinking out of the box and to maximize the room size and views to the sea, the corridor was shifted down from the central horizontal axis to create longer, larger rooms facing the ocean.  This new way of thinking resultedin large rectangular guestrooms on the side facing the sea and smaller square size guestroom types facing the city.KCA had to apply a uniquedesign approach to maximize each space and to ensure all the different unit types focused on the amazing views.

photo_credit NATELEE COCKS
NATELEE COCKS

Another main challenge was the 16-meter-high ceiling in the hotel lobby, where KCA aimed for and created a comfortable and cozy arrival experience in this grand space, without overwhelming the hotel visitors and guests.  The lobby had to feel like a ‘home from home’ with a living room environment in the centre of the space.Staff check guests in via an Ipad whilst they relax in their living room experience.Optimizing the views to the Arabian Gulf and the Palm Jumeirah was always an important part of the original design, and from concept we ensured that the orthogonal structural arrangement would enhance this aspect. The twin tower orientation is almost perfectly aligned to the east west axis. This orientation uses first principles of sustainable design to passively reduce the solar gain on the towers by over 50% by facing the narrowest edges of the building towards the low angle rising and setting sun.The hotel is a true destination for visitors and provides a lush green environment within an urban context. In line with the Green Dubai strategy the development is highly integrated with the pedestrian connectivity of the Dubai Marina, allowing for multiple pedestrian routes to link through the site and back to the neighboring urban context.

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