Dani Antoun Bterrani

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Dani Antoun Bterrani
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Dani Antoun Bterrani
Born (1972-01-02) 2 January 1972 (age 45)
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Residence Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nationality Lebanese
Occupation Founder of 3dr Models

Dani Antoun Bterrani is the founder of 3dr Models, the largest model making company in the Middle East. 3dr Models work on residential development, government buildings, university buildings, airports, public & private institutions, banking and financial institutions, health care facilities, recreational & sports facilities and more.

Mr. Bterrani is also responsible for creating the following companies: 3d Innovations, ADF Properties in Lebanon, Falmoze and BT Investments.


Personal life[edit]

Dani Antoun Bterrani is a Lebanese national. He was born in Kuwait and married in Beirut before moving to the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) with his wife and three children. He studied in the U.A.E and majored in Economics.

Mr. Dani A. Bterrani has made a solid mark in the architectural model industry from a very young age. Born to an architect father, he got his basic training on blueprints and scale model calculations. Now heading 3dr Models, a huge company that has grown to become an internationally recognized firm, with production center boasting an area of 50,000 sq.feet, well equipped state of the art machines, and more than 400 skillful professional model makers, has been a part of more than 5000 projects.

Professional Life[edit]

In 1990, Mr. Bterrani opened his first model making workshop, 3d Model Making in Dubai, U.A.E, with only five workers. The effort he put into his models, in terms of details and passion, were quickly recognized by his clients, causing his company and reputation to grow.

In 1998, 3d Model Making branched out to signage laser and water-jet technologies under a new name, 3d Innovations.

In 2002, he further diversified into wooden flooring trading and installation.

Meanwhile, the demand for model making was growing rapidly and in 2005, Bterrani met his current partner, Ray Cheung. With the same model making history in common, they immediately joined forces and created what is now the largest model making facility in the world.[1]

3dr Models and RJ Models currently have 18% of the world’s model making market, occupying 12,800 square meters with over 500 in manpower, producing over 60 models per month.

In 2009, Mr. Bterrani, diverted into real estate in Lebanon and established ADF Properties, which aimed to develop, rent and sell properties within Lebanon. In 2010, he proposed and initiated the world's largest Santa Clause Village to be built at the peak heights of Lebanon.

In 2011, Mr. Bterrani decided to venture into F&B, where the Falmoze brand was created, and aimed to be a new kind of simple healthy food chain of outlets.

In 2012, Mr. Bterrani created BT Investments, a holding company that consolidates all his companies under a centralized management with an estimated turnover of over 500,000,000USD.

The companies under BT Investments include 3dr Models, ADF Properties, 3D Innovation and Falmoze.[2]

In 2013, Mr. Bterrani was featured in Middle East Architect magazine as one of the Power 50 who shaped the architecture of the Middle East (page 62).[3]

In 2014 Mr. Bterrani created an offshore company DAMA aimed to capture high end Italian Brands into F&B Outlets, and has its first brand "Trussardi" signed.

Architectural Models[edit]

Bterrani and Ray Cheung published a book entitled Architectural Models. It was sold in Hong Kong libraries in its first year, but it now serves as a portfolio and catalog of every model they have made.

Acclaimed Projects[edit]

  1. In 2014, Mr. Bterrani's company 3dr Models constructed the model to showcase the new Dubai Creek waterfront.[4] Mr. Bterrani was also interviewed by Middle East Architect magazine on adapting to technology (page 60).[5]
  2. Burj Al Arab, Dubai for Atkins [6]
  3. HSBC Headquarters, Hong Kong; for Foster and Partners [7]
  4. Hong Kong Airport, Hong Kong; for Foster and Partners [8]
  5. Pinnacle Tower, London; for Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) [9]
  6. Palm Island Dubai, Nakheel developers.
  7. Swiss Re Insurance Headquarters, London; for Foster and Partners
  8. Tokyo National Stadium, Tokyo; for Zaha Hadid Architects
  9. World Trade Center Tower One, New York; for Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM)

Notable Clients[edit]

  1. Aedas
  2. Carol R Johnson Associates Inc
  3. Foster and Partners
  4. HOK
  5. KPF
  6. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
  7. Emaar[10]

Upcoming Projects[edit]

In 2010, Bterrani proposed and initiated plans to create the world’s largest Santa Claus Village, which will be built at the peak heights of Lebanon. To date, however, nothing from this project as materialized.


  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2vzRDsR6qM&list=UU2wIgPEizZ1-Q3Avk0Fd19Q&index=30 Middle East Business, BBC Report.
  2. ^ "BT-INVESTMENTS". www.bt-investments.com. 
  3. ^ http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=f9d6cabe-df30-406b-b378-118c53d2cef3 Middle East Architect, December 2013, p. 62
  4. ^ "Bridging the Dubai Canal extension". Design Middle East. 
  5. ^ DesignMENA. (2014). Dani Bterrani, founder 3dr Models on adapting to technology. Available: http://www.constructionweekonline.com/emagazines/mea_649.php p60. Last accessed 12 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Burj Al Arab". www.atkinsglobal.com. 
  7. ^ "HSBC UK Headquarters - Foster + Partners". www.fosterandpartners.com. 
  8. ^ "Cathay Pacific Lounges, Hong Kong International Airport - Foster + Partners". www.fosterandpartners.com. 
  9. ^ "innacle Tower, London". 
  10. ^ "3dr Models- Model Maker, Model Makers, Model Making, 3d Model Making, Architectural Model Making". www.3drmodels.com. 

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