Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, David Rockwell, DMCC, Uptown Dubai District

Rockwell Group wins bid to design the interiors at Uptown Dubai project

New York-based Rockwell Group, founded by David Rockwell, who has designed, among other profile projects, the interiors of Nobu restaurants around the world, including the one at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai, has emerged as the winner among six shortlisted global winners for the much anticipated Uptown Dubai District project by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).

The master developer of Dubai’s popular community Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) and the upcoming Uptown Dubai District, announced that Rockwell Group had been appointed as the interior architect of one of the two super tall towers, to be designed by renowned Chicago-based architects Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill, that will anchor the 10m sq ft development.

The tower, whose name is yet to be revealed, will house luxury hotel rooms and suites, high-end restaurants, health spas, extensive conference facilities, offices, and 237 branded residences.

Rockwell says: “We are excited and honoured to be a part of the creation of the new Uptown Dubai District. We look forward to working closely with DMCC to create a modern, luxurious and innovative hotel and residences that celebrate the vision of Uptown Dubai.”

DMCC began the construction of its Uptown Dubai District in September 2017. The premium mixed-use destination with seven towers atop seven levels of podium will be home to over 200 retail and F&B outlets, approximately 3,000 residences, a unique central entertainment plaza, and a number of luxury hotels, all offering supreme amenities for residents, workers and guests.

The district’s main podium, 28 meters above ground, features a two-level central plaza that will be larger than New York Times Square, connected to a retail mall below, all with direct access to the tall towers.

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