The Sail Tower consist of a 250 m high, 64 storey tower and a seven storey podium building with three basement levels. It contains 242 five-star hotel rooms and 104 serviced apartments. Zutari was engaged to provide third party engineering review on structural; mechanical, electrical, plumbing and drainage (MEPD); fire protection; and hydraulics on the development
The tower building is a simple, slender rectangle, oriented along the east/west axis to optimise solar exposure, providing a shaded entrance court to the north and maximum views to the water. The sail elements in the design create varying surface texture and effect. Integrated light emitting diode (LED) lights embedded in the sails emit a soft, low light that can be programmed to move gradually over the building, mimicking the wave of a sail in the ocean breeze. The calibrated angles of the sails provide protection from sun and wind, direct views to the water, and increased privacy for each unit, turning as the building rises and the balcony depths increase.
A simple efficient construction system was developed which was tailored to suit the capability of the local construction industry, ensuring minimum construction time and cost.
*The Aurecon Africa business has been officially renamed Zutari as at 21 July 2020. Zutari acquired Aurecon Middle East on 20 November 2020.