D 627

Property Type

Building

Status

Sold

D 627

Property Type

Building

Status

Sold

Situated within a fresh commercial quarter in Dbayeh, Dbayeh 627 offers a distinctive new addition to the city as well as a vibrant business hub. The new tower, which is nine stories high, sits alongside a route that connects to the arterial coastal highway and carefully balances the need for an open relationship with its surroundings, privacy from neighbouring high rises and the necessity of mitigating the impact of the sun upon the working spaces within the building.

An emphasis on passive cooling techniques and sustainable design solutions led RAA to a system of fins or louvres, forming a characterful adaptive skin on the primary façade facing west. This innovative skin provides thermal insulation while ensuring an enticing quality of natural light throughout, which balances the need for shading with selective openings looking northwards that feature more expansive banks of glass, which also frame key views of the streetscape.

In terms of spatial planning, four basement levels are used for parking, technical spaces, and storage, helping to free up the ground floor for retail use, as well as a spacious lobby leading to the office levels above. Two Mitsulift passenger elevators, plus a service lift, serve the office floors, which have been arranged within a flexible floor plan. Each level of the building provides a choice of three flexible office modules, with each of these – in turn – offering various options for configuring workspace according to the needs of the end user. High ceilings, substantial windows and a series of terraces all add to the rich experiential quality of Dbayeh 627.