The Rolex Tower is a situated on Sheik Zayed Road, one of the most prominent streets in Dubai. The tower includes both commercial and residential programs, consisting of 30 floors of office space, 25 floors of apartments, and is capped by two residential penthouses. A 9-story parking garage and entrance plaza located behind the tower provides direct access to the building’s lobby.
The building is veiled in a high-performance curtain wall of patterned green glass which fades as it ascends, further expressing the height of the tower. The tower also consists of a series of “smart systems” which control the building’s energy use. The exterior glass reduces the heat load and consumption, filtering daylight and providing a balance between the highly progressive transparent glass—which keeps out the sun while allowing for views unobstructed by tints or colors—and patterned glass, allowing natural light to enter the building.
JAIN conducted a peer review on the MEP systems and was contracted for the site supervision and project management services.