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IMKAN announces 7-tower ‘Pixel’ project in ‘Makers District’

8 February 2018.
  • - First mixed-use community launched in multibillion-dirham Abu Dhabi development
  • - Innovative building & public realm design
  • - Pedestrianized plaza
  • - Human scale
  • - Truly mixed-use development and neighborhood – Enrich– Collaborate– Engage) lifestyle
  • - Steps away from ‘The-Artery’ cultural hub and the Makers District Beach & Promenade

Abu Dhabi, December 5, 2017: Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer IMKAN today 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, F&B and retail, will form a key part of an exciting new neighborhood and a unique urban living destination being built in the UAE capital.

With a built-up area of approximately 83,000 sqm, ‘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 sqm 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 sqm 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.

Walid El Hindi added: “IMKAN is steadily accomplishing the divergent phases of our flagship Makers District development and we look forward to completing the full scheme as scheduled by 2020.”



IMKAN is an Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer with a multibillion-dirham development portfolio spanning four continents.

At the center of IMKAN’s proposition is a unique research platform and ideology. By exploring and understanding the needs and desires of emerging and currently underserved communities, IMKAN aims to create soulful places that truly enrich peoples’ lives.

In creating places that instinctively appeal to defined groups, IMKAN’s approach will also drive value for its stakeholders.

From its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, IMKAN designs and builds projects around distinct user profiles. From millennials to discerning high net worth individuals, IMKAN creates places that are in tune with the mindset of each profile.

IMKAN is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Capital Group (ADCG).


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