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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 09/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The masterplan aims to enhance the very essence of the ?burj 2020 district? by creating an efficient and vibrant world-class urban business destination to showcase a blend of contemporary and traditional master planning.

dmcc has announced that four global design firms are participating in its masterplan design competition for the new ‘burj 2020’ district’ which will have as its centrepiece the world’s tallest commercial tower the ‘burj 2020’.

the masterplan aims to enhance the very essence of the ‘burj 2020 district’ by creating an efficient and vibrant world-class urban business destination to showcase a blend of contemporary and traditional master planning. the masterplan will also include transport and traffic flow solutions to create a swift journey to and from the area.

ahmed bin sulayem executive chairman dmcc said: “the masterplan design competition is the next natural step of the development. we have selected four of the world’s top creative specialised firms to design a masterplan for the ‘burj 2020 district’. smart solutions will be a principle feature of our new development affording higher levels of efficiency and urban sustainability a pre-requisite for the global business community of the future.”

he added: “we are going to create the optimal environment for trade and enterprise with a commercial district that brings together retail residential business and lifestyle services. it will also increase tourism attract more international investors to the region as well as becoming a major hub for multi-nationals enabling these businesses to grow innovate and trade which again impacts positively on dubai‘s gdp.”

the ‘burj 2020 district’ is being constructed as a direct result of customer demand in particular from large regional corporates multi-nationals and multi-business entities. the masterplan design competition for the ‘burj 2020 district’ follows dmcc’s announcement in july 2013 to build the world’s tallest commercial tower as part of its free zone expansion plans; dmcc named the tower ‘burj 2020’ in november 2013 in honour of dubai’s expo 2020 win. the ground breaking for the ‘burj 2020 district’ is planned for 2015.


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