Atlantis Resort on city’s man-made Palm islands is designed by KPF

Royal Atlantis

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff has won a key role on development of a new mega-hotel in Dubai.

The $1.4bn (£920m) resort of interconnecting Tetris block-like structures, developed by Kerzner International, will rise up to 46 storeys tall and overlook the city’s man-made ‘Palm’ islands.

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will provide engineering and consultancy services on the development, named The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences.

WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will be involved in the design development and construction documentation and will provide tender support following their earlier involvement in the concept and schematic design stages of the project.

Kamran Moazami, UK head of building structures at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, said the new resort’s distinctive architecture, which will include interconnecting bridges, will present “a variety of engineering design challenges that will create a unique addition to the Dubai skyline.”

The KPF-designed project will be located adjacent to Dubai’s existing Atlantis hotel,and will providing 780 guest rooms and suites, as well as 232 luxury residences, and will feature a swimming pool suspended 90m above the Palm.

Also involved in the project are GA Design and SM Design providing the interiors for The Resort and The Residences respectively.