One Za’abeel by Nikken Sekkei

One Za’abeel

Fiandre Architectural Surfaces, one of the partner brands of the project, defines the interiors of the One Za’abeel The Residences tower that hosts 264 ultra-luxury apartments, supporting the clients with bespoke solutions and applications.

One Za’abeel is the mixed-use complex by Ithra Dubai LLC, a subsidiary of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), which focuses on the development and management of strategic real estate assets worldwide.

Located in the heart of the city near the International Financial Centre, not far from the Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa and the airport, it covers a total area of 530,000 sq.m. and bears the signature of Nikken Sekkei, the prestigious Japanese architecture, engineering and urban planning firm that has worked on over 25,000 projects in 50 countries.

One Za’abeel consists of two skyscrapers housing hotels, offices and luxury homes, joined by a futuristic panoramic sky concourse, a cantilever floating “outside” the towers, with a motorway running underneath: a visionary design that pushes engineering and design to the limit.

“The Link”, the name of the cantilever horizontal portion of the complex that floats 100 metres above the ground, spanning 226 metres. The beating heart of the project, it hosts bars, eleven exclusive restaurants and boutiques, wellness centres, a spectacular infinity swimming pool and a panoramic terrace.

The two towers – One Za’abeel Tower and One Za’abeel The Residences – respectively 300 and 235 metres high, the first with 68 floors and the second with 58, offers a range of extra-luxury amenities.

They aim to attract a high-profile international clientèle, with all kinds of comforts and experiences. In this luxury context, the surfaces produced by Fiandre using technologically advanced natural raw materials are ideal.

The brand is able to supply bespoke ceramic solutions for projects with high added value, supporting its clients in expressing the identity of projects of this scope and increasingly positioning its surfaces in the high end of the market.

One Za’abeel Tower offers pioneering workspaces, exclusive attics, the One&Only resort, the One&Only Private Homes, as well as the SIRO Hotel which blends the concept of hospitality with cutting-edge holistic fitness experiences.

On the other hand, sophisticated design and contemporary elegance are the key features of the 264 ultra-luxury panoramic apartments – of different types and sizes, including duplexes, up to an attic with 5 bedrooms – in the One Za’abeel The Residences tower.

Here, Fiandre’s expertise is showcased by innovative applications and the ability to meet the demand for tailored solutions with bespoke features, including brass inlays and decorations, as well as the consultancy provided to create coverings for furnishings and counter tops.

Coordinating the whole process with its distributor partner Arteco Ceramics – a fundamental consultant in supporting the project and liaising with the client – Fiandre supplied the ceramic surfaces Calacatta Statuario from the Marble Lab collection, the beauty of which is enhanced by its ivory-white colour crossed by light grey grains. Source by Iris Ceramica Group and photos Courtesy of Nemo Monti.