The Wilson Associates-designed RP Heights at Downtown Dubai was deemed the 2017 Best Residential Design Project in Dubai by the INDEX Architecture and Design Awards.
The high-rise residential project designed by Wilson’s New York team, including Seiichi Mori, May Landau, Alissa Nicholson, and Jenn Iori, pairs the best of hospitality with that of residential. The luxury building has a contemporary and classic feel while remaining true to what it means to be boutique. The selection of materials and finishes found throughout were chosen not only for beauty, but for functionality and longevity, elements found in hospitality.
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RP Global is a distinguished India-based residential developer in Dubai. Since the Dubai residential market is quite saturated, RP Global solicited international hospitality design firm Wilson Associates to elevate the luxury residential experience.
Located between downtown Dubai and the Design District, RP Heights is a prime piece of real estate that resides in a yet undefined neighborhood. Therefore, Wilson Associates created a unique identity for this esteemed new development that was “visually contemporary with a classic edge,” taking inspiration from the Ace Hotel in New York City and the Armani Hotel Dubai. Everything from the lobby lounge to the spa, library, fitness center and sky club is laden with details and finishes that take it to the next level of luxury. The property also incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows and indoor/outdoor spaces that allow residents to take in the views of the Burj Khalifa and surrounding cityscene.
The high-end amenity spaces offer multiple spaces for interaction among dwellers, not to mention places to unwind or engage in an intimate conversation. For those wanting to escape the heat, an encased round glass pod houses the sky lounge, an oasis on the 42nd floor. The temperature-controlled space provides a full view of the pool deck and, the impressive Dubai skyline. The lounge—complete with a billiard room and library— also serves as an extra living room for residents to mingle and host private events as well as offer a standout venue for relaxing in the evening.