Dubai : Developed by HH, the O14 building will be one of the first in Business Bay to be occupied with Habib Al Mulla and Company law firm and Dr Obaid Busit Legal due to move in this month.
014 was launched in 2006 with main investors District Investment and Development and developers HH.
The completion certificate was received on January 14 and HH is in the process of handing over the units. Some buyers are currently undergoing the fit-out stage and will be ready to move in shortly.
The 22-storey commercial building comprises 42 units with 6,500 square feet of retail space and 165,000 square feet of open office space. More than 90 per cent of the units have been sold sold.
Amenities in the building include a cafe on the ground floor, restaurants located on the roof of the podium level, with 10,000 square feet of external terrace space, dedicated event space on the roof of the building which is ideal for outdoor, corporate functions, male and female prayer rooms and four basement levels that hold up to 416 parking spaces and several storage areas.
“O14 is strategically located in Business Bay, the future commercial hub in Dubai situated in the heart of Dubai on Shaikh Zayed Road which will also be integrated with the prestigious Burj Khalifa district.
“Its location along the extension of the Dubai Creek offers easy access to the main highways.
Being centrally located, O14 will be able to offer investors a prime location that will attract a large number of regional and international firms, in addition to the existing business-friendly rules and regulations that encourage the prosperity and stability of business in the country,” says Shahab Lufti, CEO of HH.
Standing out in Dubai’s latest commercial district, O14 has an unusual exterior which is the design of internationally renowned architects Reisur and Umemoto.
The façade derives from the new philosophy of space the building is trying to achieve.
“The O14 office tower has a perforated concrete shell which is the main structure of the development. The building’s typology has been turned inside out with the structure and skin flipped to offer a new technology of space,” says Lufti.
The building’s facade perforations serve as a solar screen, letting in high levels of light, air and views through to the interior occupants.
The one-metre space between the façade and the building’s glass surface also creates a chimney effect causing hot air to rise, creating an efficient passive cooling system, therefore reducing the energy consumption by approximately 30 per cent.
The outer concrete shell of O14 is the core of the development and serves to shade the building’s interior
“We have thoroughly studied the financial climate and were able to reach our target customers before and during construction. Some minor internal space modifications were made to better suit occupants/buyers,” says Lutfi.
By Aya Lowe, Gulf news