O14 is a 22 storey commercial tower which is also known as Swiss Cheese in Business Bay. It is wrapped in 40 centimeter Exoskeleton with a total of 1,300 holes. There is a 1 meter space between the facade and the windows allowing hot air to rise and cool air to come in from below. It was designed with an open concept to maximize the perception of space, an exclusive network of shops on the ground level, and four levels of underground parking.
It is ideally located along the extension of the historical Dubai Creek. Because of its unique architectural design, it has won a number of awards such as Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2009, ACEC National Honor Award for Excellence in Engineering Design in 2010, and the Best Tall Building in the Middle East and Africa in the best tall buildings awards by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
The amenities of the tower include prayer rooms, four basement levels with ample parking spaces, ground floor retail shops, and several storage areas.
The properties in Business Bay witness great architect and majestic landscape gardens, enormous shopping malls which offers many facilities to the residents and the business people staying there. They also enjoy great connectivity from there to almost all part of the city as it is located on one of the busiest road of Dubai that is Sheikh Zayed Road. It has good underground train connectivity also taxis are readily available at any time. Besides these the resident apartments do have the usual facilities like Swimming Pool, Gym, Steam and Sauna. The business or the commercial apartments too have some facilities like conference rooms and cafeteria.
Residents and the visitors of Business Bay can have easy access to some of the best Shopping Malls and Amusement Parks. The Dubai Mall situated at the Down Town Dubai is just 1.53 kilometres from the area. Dubai Mall provides an excellent paradise of shopping as well as entertainment. It also offers wide variety and taste of food along with the amusement facilities. It is the shopper’s hotspot that features 1200 retail outlets, two departmental stores and around 150 food and drink outlet. Few of the amusement parks are also listed nearby to Business Bay such as Al Khazzan Park which is family entertainment park just about 2 kilometres from the area also Jumeirah Beach Park is just about 3.16 kilometres from it.