Iris Bay by Atkins

Atkins budding Iris

Designed by WS Atkins & Partners and Developed by Sheth Estate International, the Iris Bay is a commercial tower located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. The 32-storey tower will be 170m high with total floor area of 36,000 m2. Estimated completion: 2008.

The innovative Atkins design commissioned by developer Sheth Estate International Ltd is in the form of an ovoid and adds yet a further dimension to the distinctive urban development taking place in this burgeoning CBD. The design comprises two identical double curved pixelated shells which are rotated and cantilevered over the podium. The rear elevation is a continuous vertical curve punctuated by balconies while the front elevation is made up of seven zones of rotated glass.