The Mansion was designed as a 60-story, 340-unit luxury residential tower in Dubai with spectacular, unobstructed views of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
The Mansion is both a gateway between commercial and residential zones in the Burj Khalifa development and an aesthetically striking work of architecture designed to respond to its environmental context with a delicate balance of solidity and transparency.
Located on the inlet of the lake, the Mansion features a unique scalloped northwest façade with a subtle, alternating pattern in the placement of its double-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows and adjacent balconies. This both maximizes views and creates a dynamic woven texture, like a fabric of glass. Corner units have 270-degree views with northeast and southwest balconies. The units in the top six levels have rooftop terraces.
The tower’s continuously curving northeast façade, which faces Burj Khalifa and the lake, provides sun shading that responds to the various solar exposures of each unit. The southwest façade, which faces the Boulevard, has the greatest exposure to the sun. Openings in the stone and pre-cast concrete exterior wall are located and sized to maximize solar shading. The tower was designed to meet or exceed a LEED Silver rating.
Indoor amenities include a fully equipped health club, a multipurpose room and a business center. A bridge near the tower’s base connects to a retail and restaurant complex that opens onto a terraced dining area and then onto the Lake Park promenade.