Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) have been appointed by Palma Development as the lead architects for the new Serenia Living residential complex located on The Palm Jumeirah.

The appointment follows the success of the Serenia Residences, also on The Palm Jumeirah, designed and handed over by GAJ in 2018, and will offer an array of 225 exclusive residences featuring a mix of two- three-, and four-bedroom units as well as half floor and full floor penthouses, across four unique buildings. Two of the towers will be dedicated to a collection of 22 penthouses and each building will be crowned with a one-off duplex Sky Mansion.

The project features one of the largest wellness clubs in Dubai, which includes a spacious gym with dedicated training studio and a spa with sauna, steam room and an ice plunge pool. It will also include a children’s play area with games room, outdoor pool, cinema and an array of external sports facilities and courts.

“As with the Serenia Residences we wanted to create a contemporary product with clean architectural lines that responds to its unique setting and creates its own unique resort environment,” said Jason Burnside, partner at GAJ. “The location of the project has led our design approach through references to the shoreline and city views on one side to the vast expanse of the Gulf and setting sun on the other. These are subtle but elegant and feature the nautical references to curved balconies and champagne colour tones of the razor clam cladding panels of the buildings that change with the sun movement throughout the day. With such spectacular views on all sides, it was critical to incorporate sliding floor-to-ceiling glass walls with generous balconies to maximise the opportunity for residents to enjoy a truly luxurious connection with nature.”

The development also includes a clubhouse on the beach with a café and storage for watersports equipment. Bringing it all together is the landscaping with intentionally placed design elements that help foster connections between the buildings, the beach, and users.

The development’s anticipated completion is set for December 2025.