Sapphire Building

Status: Completed, October, 2010 | Built Up Area: 250,000 ft²
Market Sector: Office & Corporate | Keywords: Office, Showroom

Sapphire Building contributes to its surroundings as a modern office building in the heart of a Dubai business district filled with significant corporations and car retailers. The approach to the design was to create an open style plan of office spaces with maximum utilization of the floor areas for any leasers. The elevations of the building are minimalist and use continuous glass panes, emphasizing the cubic form of the project. A canopy spans the entire building footprint and has a visually floating effect. This canopy is designed in an aesthetically pleasing way to shade the mechanical areas as well as add a design feature to the pure cube form. A fully utilized ground level retail area serves both the building and the public of the surrounding area. The building contributes to the skyline setting of Sheikh Rashid Road.