Atkins unveils designs for mixed-use tower in Dubai centre

Atkins has unveiled design images for Iris Bay – a 170m high, 32-storey tower in the heart of Dubai’s commercial core, Business Bay.

Iris Bay

Iris Bay

The tower is elevated above a four-story perforated podium which floats over a double height arcade, and houses retail and commercial space totalling 82,000m2. The scheme is set to have a major presence along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road, which forms the city’s main artery.

The tower comprises two identical double-curved shells, rotated and cantilevered over the podium. It has prayer rooms, a gym and an outdoor pool.

Atkins is developing Iris Bay on behalf of owner/developer Sheth Estates International Ltd.