Atkins has celebrated the topping out of the 32-storey Iris Bay office and retail tower at Business Bay in Dubai.
The tower − designed and project managed by Atkins − comprises two identical double curved shells which are rotated and cantilevered over a fourstorey podium, underneath which are three levels of basement and underground parking.
The topping out ceremony brought together the site supervision team, the client and key members of the design team to celebrate the milestone, which culminated in the last structural slabs being poured on top of the 170m tall structure.
“We’re delighted the project has quietly but successfully advanced to this milestone stage,” said Atkins resident engineer for the project Hesham Abdelaziz Gabr. “It was a real challenge to meet the demands of the unique design, but working alongside the contractor to resolve on-site issues, we have been able to keep the project fully on track.”