Martin Baerschmidt was the Design Manager on this project while at Hyder Consulting.
Contractor: Hotel Besix Sangyong JV Office Multiplex
Lead Consultant : Hyder Consulting
Design Architect: NORR (Hazel Wong)
Construction period: 1997 – 2000
Total GFA: 140,000 m²
Construction Cost: 468 million USD
Hyder Consulting were appointed as Lead Consultant with NORR as Architect for the design and construction of the 3rd tallest pair of towers in the world, one tower comprising a 400 bedroom, 5 star luxury hotel and the other a 52 storey office tower. The project site area included dune shaped parking structures and a 2 storey retail podium with exclusive shops and restaurants, meeting rooms, ballroom, gymnasium, swimming pool and extensive landscaping and lakes.
The hotel was built using reinforced, in-situ concrete and comprises a 30-storey upper atrium. The office was constructed using structural steel beams and pre-cast panels. The quality of finishes remains a hallmark in the Middle East.