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Imkan announces 7-tower Pixel project at Makers District


Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Imkan announced plans for the first mixed-use project in its 18-hectare waterfront Makers District on Reem Island. Pixel’s seven towers, incorporating residential apartments, co-working office space, food, beverage and retail, will form a key part of an exciting new neighbourhood and a unique urban living destination being built in the UAE capital.

With a built-up area of approximately 83,000 square metres, Pixel will offer 480 residential units within 7 mixed-use residential towers that are surrounded by quiet pocket gardens and frame a centralized pedestrianized plaza, home to over 3,500 square metres of an artisanal mix of F&B, retail and offices, as well as a signature water feature.

The community is located just steps away from The Artery, Imkan’s unique hybrid parking garage, the cultural hub and the first unveiled building at Makers District.

Home to an engaging central hub of activities, Pixel mirrors the identity of the Makers District by bringing further innovative placemaking to Abu Dhabi.

Walid El Hindi, CEO of Imkan, said: ”Pixel is a vibrant human scale destination, designed to offer its occupants a unique and soulful place to enrich their lives, collaborate in work and engage with their community. It is also a key milestone in IMKAN’s journey to establish Makers District as the new beating heart of Abu Dhabi and a place that reflects the best standards in building and design that will benefit end-users, and the wider community.”

Imkan has partnered with some of the world's best architects and designers in developing Pixel. Combining a collaborative, research-based design method, and a portfolio of award winning iconic projects worldwide, Rotterdam based MVRDV, were a natural fit for designing the mixed-use community.

Its 15,000 square metres innovative, landscaped public realm has been designed by Copenhagen based BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), a globally recognized firm awarded for its large number of projects throughout the world, and winner of the latest cycle of ‘Agha Khan Award for Architecture’. The firm was awarded the prize for its valuable contributions in designing the “Superkilen” public park in the Norrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Imkan has also appointed global engineering, design and environmental consultancy firm ‘Ramboll’ as lead consultant for the entire phase 1 of Makers District. Construction is anticipated to start in Q1 of 2018, and is scheduled for completion in Q4 2020.