RMJM, one of the largest international design and architectural firms is known for executing world-class commissions. One of such is the W Hotel & Residences, situated on the Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah. It’s stunning hotel resort and residential complex with a spa, pool areas, water features, and other amenities comprising of approximately 200,000sqm of accommodation including 400 hotel rooms and 75 super luxury serviced duplex apartments and penthouses.
The undulating building form takes full advantage of the views in this unique location by opening up vistas to the waterfront and creating intimate court spaces along the water’s edge. Restaurants, retail outlets, and function facilities are mostly located on the ground floor of the hotel wing with a destination bar and restaurant at a high level to take full advantage of the dual aspect views. The resort was designed to make maximum use of the building’s frontage with their unique location on the Palm Jumeirah, facing the famous Dubai skyline with the Jumeirah Beach Residence and Dubai Marina opposite. This original concept design was inspired by the fluidity of water touching the sand and the formal effects generated by that.
The architectural form is sculpted using linear continuously flowing forms, and each building block spans more than 280m, with double viewing aspects making the building frontage approximately 520m. The building steps inwards proportionally to create a layered effect and thereby allows extensive and generous terraces with unobstructed and breathtaking views. The building depth is a minimum of 18m and expands to 25m to include balconies and allow for the building curvatures. The apartments introduce a contemporary vision for luxury living which encompasses the apartment size, the building’s operation, security, privacy and neighbourhood feel. The building creates a community on its own, with 75 luxury apartments, starting from 550sqm and extending to 2,200sqm. The architecture meets the client’s vision of creating a unique residence from all aspects.