DMCC Receives Leading Industry Awards of Excellence for Uptown Tower

  • Date: 16-May-2024
  • Source: Emirates 24/7
  • Sector:Industrial
  • Country:UAE
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DMCC Receives Leading Industry Awards of Excellence for Uptown Tower



DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – has received the ‘Award of Excellence for Best Tall Building’ and the Award of Excellence for ‘Construction’ from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) for its flagship Uptown Tower.

Based in Chicago, CTBUH is one of the leading international bodies in the field of skyscrapers and sustainable urban design. The award recognises the tower’s contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, as well as its innovative design and achievements in the fields of sustainability and wellbeing.

CTBUH will recognise Awards of Excellence winners and confer awards for overall category winners during its official 2024 International Conference on 24 and 25 September in London.

Designed by internationally renowned architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, Uptown Tower’s façade replicates the brilliance of diamonds through its angled glass. The tower’s construction was guided by a smart and sustainable construction strategy, achieving LEED Gold status in the global sustainability framework and the Dubai Green Building Regulation.

Commenting on the award, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, said: “We set out with a vision to build a landmark tower that