Dubai International Financial Centre launches DIFC Lighthouse TowerPress Release 21 Apr 2007 04:23 pm
- 400-metre luxury office tower to be constructed adjacent to ‘The Gate’
- External lighting features to make tower a new Dubai landmark
- Environmentally sensitive design to set benchmark for energy conservation
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced today the launch of DIFC Lighthouse Tower, a landmark 400-metre luxury office tower that will be constructed in the heart of the DIFC District, adjacent to the famous “Gate” building. The gross floor area of the project will be 90,000 square metres.
A beacon of modernity, the Lighthouse will be characterised by special external lighting features that will distinguish it from all other high-rise buildings in Dubai. As well, the approved environmentally sensitive design of the tower will include provisions for various applications for renewable energy, reduced carbon emissions and energy saving techniques.
His Excellency Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of DIFC, said: “The launch of the DIFC Lighthouse Tower, the newest landmark on the skyline of Dubai comes in line with our objective with the ongoing expansion of the DIFC and concomitant growth of the emirate, this tower will help meet the burgeoning demand for high-quality office space in the heart of our thriving community.”
He continued: “The unique design of this slender tower will make it stand out, especially at night, when the external lighting will serve, like a lighthouse, to attract the admiration of residents and visitors alike. We are particularly proud of the project’s environmentally friendly and sensitive design, which will set a new benchmark for energy conservation in the region.”