Located on Al Reem Island, the Gate District has a total of six towers, ranging in height from 22 storeys (Arc Tower) to 74 storeys (Shams’ Sky Tower). Three of the towers include a capping bridge on top.

The Gate Towers are an integral part of the landmark Shams Abu Dhabi and include the world’s highest penthouse bridge structure – for residential development – at a height of 245 meters (804 feet).

For this project Facadexs created different solutions, different rails systems with 9 fixed jib roof cars and 2 telescopic jib roof cars on top of a total of 6 buildings within this Gate Towers project.

Project specifications

9 Traversing roofcars with a fixed jib
  • 2 x fixed jib with outreach of 10 m (32.8 ft)

  • 7 x fixed jib with outreach of 4.3 m (14.1 ft)

  • Max. luffing angle of 300 degrees

  • 2 x telescopic jib with outreach of 13 m (42.7 ft)

  • Glass replacement units with a max. load of 350 kg (771.6 lbs)