The philosophy of James Cubitt Architects is to design functional buildings that are timeless. These buildings meet current needs of the client, and in future, will still be very practical functional buildings.
Standing at approximately 77m high, the Alpha One sits on a 5,003m2 plot of land in the Harbor Light district of Eko Atlantic City.
It comprises fifteen (15) floors, and a landscaped podium level that has some parking space. Alpha One is not just the first commercial development in Eko Atlantic City, it is the first to break ground Eko Atlantic, hence the name Alpha One.
Working to British standards, it has a green roof and a ventilated cladding system. It is completely double-glazed on all sides, allowing views to Atlas Cove, Marina and the Atlantic. It allows natural light on all sides.
Other features of the Alpha One are the use of duplication to allow for a comfortable internal environment. The façade openings are created by parallel projected windows, which is another unique element of this project.
Eko Atlantic City is in a highly saline environment, making it extremely important to use materials with specifications that will resist the harsh environment. This, the JCA team achieved seamlessly.