Orcutt Winslow

The Palm International Hotel & Residential Tower

The Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates

Appearing to grow out of the water and soaring some 40-stories above The Palm Jumeirah— is a true architectural icon whose dramatically curving shape evokes the potential and promise of a rare desert flower about to blossom.

At the same time, to the mind’s eye, the tower’s elongated spheroid form will remind many observers of the fruit of the golden date tree (a resemblance as intentional as it is significant) while also expressing the “arabesque” traditions of symmetry and form that reflect the influence of nature while not directly copying them. In all these ways, this exclusive residential tower brilliantly merges traditional Arab/Islamic design philosophies with an innovative sense of modernity. The result: an exciting and inspiring architectural tribute to the spirit of the “new” Dubai, embodying its sense of creative energy…its forward-looking vision…its boundless sense of self-confidence…its optimism for the future.




  • 2006 ARDA Silver Award - Resort Architecture