Diar Consult was invited by a private investor to design a serviced apartments’ development in Rawdhat, an evolving area at the entrance to Abu Dhabi Island.
Close to the Grand Mosque, the Exhibition Centre and Zayed Sports City, this 10-storey development consists of 103 serviced apartments, predominantly studios and 1 bedroom units as well as some 2 bedroom units, all accommodated within the efficiently planned typical floors. It has limited commercial and retail components at the ground level with amenities accommodated on the top floor. Car parking occupies one basement and one podium level.
The design had to satisfy the development control guidelines of the master developer of the Rawdhat area, M/s. Reem Developers and is also tailored specifically to the design criteria of the operator. The challenge for Diar Consult was to achieve a balance between economic viability and an architectural sense of identity on a corner plot that will become part of the quality urban tissue of the capital city.