The Sail Tower
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
A landmark development, located at the north of Al Raha beach area, surrounded by water on 3 sides. The development aims at being a symbol of state-of-the-art modern living. This architectural language aims at maximizing openness to the surroundings while controlling the amount of direct sun exposure to the interior. The southern facade is carved and features minimal openings in order to minimize heat gain. Located at the 2nd floor, the gym and leisure area benefit from the sun in an elevated and private setting. In addition to the residential tower, 11 townhouses and 2 luxurious villas neighbor the sea front; these properties benefit the most from the shoreline with private elevated gardens and pool areas linking them to the seashore. Surrounding the development is a beach promenade keeping the shore open to the compounds users, this promenade houses a retail belt to animate the seafront.