Designed By World Renowned Architect, the 33-Story Tower to Emerge as Beacon of Dallas’ Acclaimed HARWOOD District
DALLAS (May 22, 2014) – Dallas residents now have the opportunity to “own a piece of the sky” as Dallas-based global developer and investor Harwood International will break ground on Bleu Ciel this fall. The new luxury high-rise condominium tower located in the heart of Dallas’ fast-growing district of HARWOOD will include 158 luxury residences. Each Sky-Rise Home offers Above All Else views expanded by floor-to-ceiling glass with romantic outdoor fireplaces. Bleu Ciel presents Sky-Rise living with opulent outdoor living – residences will include enormous terraces reaching nearly 7,500 square feet – to create the ultimate living experience unlike any other luxury community.
“Dallas is ready for another iconic architectural masterpiece to follow buildings by major international architects from the UK, Italy, and Holland,” said Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, Founder and CEO of Harwood International. “Bleu Ciel is located at the highest vantage point overlooking Uptown and Downtown Dallas and is Dallas’ first high-rise designed by a French architect.”
Bleu Ciel is designed in collaboration with Jean-Michel Wilmotte and HDF, LLC. Wilmotte & Associés SA has a major presence in public buildings, retail, office, corporate headquarters, high-end residential buildings, and luxury hotels. Jean-Michel Wilmotte is recognized for his eclectic approach to architectural design and application of high quality materials and detailing. Notable projects include the Ferrari Sporting Management Center, Maranello-Fiorano; La Réserve, Ramatuelle; LVMH’s headquarters, Paris; Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Paris; and Musée d’Orsay, Paris. In 2014 Wilmotte & Associes SA ranked 74 in the World Architecture 100, Building Design magazine’s compendium of the world’s biggest practices, thus cementing its reputation as one of the most important global architecture practices.
Bleu Ciel is located in HARWOOD, the ‘Walk to Life’ neighborhood with a Walk Score of 92 that offers a wealth of progressive culture, independent spirit and calming nature – all within 18 city blocks. Bleu Ciel residents will be within walking distance to the city’s most notable attractions including a mix of boutiques, restaurants and entertainment destinations such as the Katy Trail, American Airlines Center, The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Klyde Warren Park, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Design District and the Arts District.
“Wilmotte & Associés S.A. and Harwood International are equally proud to enhance such a prominent site with this beacon of architecture,” said Barbier-Mueller. “This sky-rise will offer residents unrivaled 360 degree views from the spacious terraces which will be among the largest in the U.S.”
Standing adjacent to HARWOOD’s 31-story Azure condominium tower, which opened in 2007, Bleu Ciel residences will feature floor plans offering two and three bedroom homes. Priced from the high $600,000s, these residences will range in size from 1,300 to more than 7,000 square feet. The interiors will feature designer appointed luxury finishes and premium appliances.
Bleu Ciel owners will enjoy direct access to two junior Olympic-size pools with cascading water features, cabanas, hot tub, poolside kitchen and grills. Residents will be able to relax and unwind in a world-class resident-only spa designed by the award-winning Quintessence Spa Group, recognized by Conde Nast as one of The Top 25 Spas in the World for its spa at Primland Resort.
The ground level of Bleu Ciel will feature over 12,000 square feet of unique amenities, including an urban grocery, restaurant, juice bar, and a bike shop. The podium gardens and retail level plaza will be nestled within curated environments designed by world-renowned landscape architect Sadafumi Uchiyama of the Portland Japanese Garden.
Residents will have access to luxury amenities at their fingertips including a premier fitness center, residential grocery delivery and poolside service, as well as private G2, G3, and G4 garages. Additional amenities will include a wine tasting room with climate-controlled wine storage and social spaces; private boardroom; onsite dog run; social room with full catering kitchen; and event space and private catering available at nearby restaurants and art spaces. Residents will also enjoy 24/7 concierge services, valet parking and access to the dog-friendly Katy Trail.
Exclusive marketing and sales of Bleu Ciel is provided by Harwood Living, the residential division of Harwood International. For more information, please visit www.bleucielliving.com.
About Harwood International
Harwood International is a global real estate developer and investor with offices and developments in select niche markets including Beverly Hills, Dallas, Geneva, London’s West End, Paris, and Zurich. The company is recognized globally as a purveyor for building the finest developments in terms of design, location, and quality while creating cultural experiences within them that are beyond exceptional.
Harwood International is best known for transforming the Uptown Dallas neighborhood into the acclaimed district of HARWOOD showcasing more than two million square feet of premier class AA office and retail space set within a park-like campus with garden and art-filled lobbies. HARWOOD will continue to grow to include over seven million square feet totaling over $3 billion in office, retail and residential development.
Harwood International’s leadership is based on its world-class experience, name-brand architecture, exacting finishes and a focus on energy efficiency and green space. The company has received numerous design and community awards, including recognition by the EPA for creating the most energy efficient building in the nation. Around the world, Harwood International has developed and managed more than 20 major facilities including 46 St. James’s Place and Cleveland House in London’s West End and the Beverly Hills Rolex Building.
About Jean-Michel Wilmotte
WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS SA is an international design practice that provides Urban Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Museography and Product Design services from offices located in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil and South Korea. The practice has a portfolio of diverse projects that range in typology, scale and location. Founded in 1975 by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the company now employs over 200 associates from over 20 different countries. The practice is currently managing over one-hundred projects across the world.
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