Off the coast of Dubai on the reclaimed island of Pearl Jumeirah, Meraas developed a new beach resort complex and residential area. The first phase was completed in March 2016, with the second phase followed in March 2017.
WME used Building Information Modelling (BIM) to deliver civil, structural, building services, infrastructure and AV/IT engineering for the whole project, as well as undertaking site supervision.
Included in the resort are villas, bungalows, residences and a hotel, and a beach club providing sports, entertainment, dining, retail and leisure facilities.
The contemporary design uses slim-line structures that help keep views clear. All plant material was placed away from roofs. Irregular and complex building shapes were been achieved using concrete framing, with some steel frame roof and other elements.
Structural responses included the use of transfer structures, long cantilevers, irregular floor framing and very slender vertical elements. The project was Dubai Green Building compliant.
Working closely with main contractor Brookfield Multiplex enabled fast track execution of the project on site.