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Dewan Awarded 500,000 m² Khobar Al Bayt Mixed Use Development
14 July 2013 - 08:30 am, Published by Dewan Architects + Engineers
Dewan Architects & Engineers, one of the largest and most successful design consultancy firms in the Middle East and ranked as No. 48 in Building Design's World Top 100 Architects Globally, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 'Al Bayt 57' Mixed Use Development, a spectacular landmark development located in Al-Khobar's premier address.

Al Bayt is one of the leading real-estate developers in the Kingdom and this exciting development represents their 57th project having successfully delivered 56 projects in the last 20 years. Following a careful process to select the design firm for their latest project, Al Bayt 57, Al Bayt have chosen to partner with Dewan based on their extensive experience and prominent design capabilities to deliver Al Bayt's latest and most prominent development to date.

Situated along the King Saud Road, and in close proximity to Khobar's picturesque waterfront promenade, the Al Bayt 57 development will proudly sit alongside other global world-class mixed-use developments when it is completed in 2015. The Al Bayt 57 project will occupy a prime 40,000 square metre site with a Gross Floor Area of approximately 500,000 m2. The development as a whole is comprised of an integrated project of 9 22-storey towers, with mixed use functions including a branded 5-star hotel, 1,500 luxury 2,3, 4-bedroom and penthouse apartment units, Grade A commercial office space, and a "Galleria" retail mail of 25,000 m2.

The entire development will rest atop a two-storey podium and a basement which, along with the ground floor, can together accommodate 2,500 cars and other amenities including driver-rooms, storage areas and service corridors for the mall and hotel. Residents will be able to enjoy rooftop pools and gymnasiums. The development will be designed with the environment in mind and will have both passive and active energy management systems in place to deliver a sustainable and energy efficient project.

The design of the integrated development is based on a carefully planned and well-thought out design that maximises the efficiency of the development without compromising on its aesthetics and designation as a luxury address of choice. The design allows for optimal usage of space as well as unobstructed views to the surroundings and vistas to the Arabian Sea. A large landscaped plaza located between the residential towers will form an engaging entry threshold at the ground level, creating controlled outdoor areas for residents to enjoy.

Says Ammar Al Assam, Executive Director of Dewan Architects: "The unique design, composition, size and grandeur of Al Bayt 57 Mixed Use development will define it one of the Kingdom's most iconic projects. We are proud of working with Al Bayt and of the design of this complex, which will marry world-class facilities with high quality-of-life, environmentally friendly living spaces, all alongside an outstanding retail address. As a whole, it will serve as a benchmark for many future developments in the region".

With over 30 years of success in the region, Dewan Architects & Engineers is a progressive organisation which has excelled in designing innovative buildings that are fresh and inspirational in design and function The company now boasts offices in the UAE, Saudi, Qatar, Iraq, India and the Philippines.

Dewan Architects & Engineers is already one of the largest architects in the UAE and ranked as No. 60 in Top 100 Architects Globally, No. 54 globally in Creative Staff, and No. 5 in ranking of top firms in Middle East by BD World Architecture. In early 2010, Dewan won the first prize for in the competition for developing the area surrounding the Holy Shrines in Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq.