Dubai, United Arab Emirates


SOMA architects as Architects

One at Palm will rise at the entrance to Palm Jumeirah, one of Dubai's artificial archipelagos. It consists of 90 exclusive residences, ranging from 270 to 2,000 sqm. The project proposes a new standard of living through its unique design based on the culture in which it is set. The project takes full advantage of the panoramic views of the Palm to the North and the Dubai Marina to the South, while simultaneously providing a sense of arrival and iconography for the entrance to both the project and the entire island.

The residences are arranged methodically, through an extensive process of adjacency and view studies, in order to achieve unobstructed, plunging views while maintaining the privacy of each residence. Each residence has views both across the Palm to the North and the Marina to the South. This is not only and unprecedented interior environment, but creates quite literally a transparent building.

The design of the building begins as residences are pushed and pulled across each level to create private outdoor space for each and every residence, proportional to the size of the unit. Although balconies are utilized, the design methodology allows for the creation of several true open terraces, while maintaining unobstructed, plunging views for the majority of the residences.

In addition to SOMA, One at Palm is being created by an international team of cutting edge tastemakers. Omniyat sought the most prominent players in each discipline, and selected SOMA as architect, world renowned Vladimir Djorovic as landscape architect, and Japanese firm Superpotato for the interiors.

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